GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

National Cycle Route 71

150 miles (242 km)

This signed Sustrans Cycle Route runs from Whitehavento Kirby Knowlein Yorkshire.
Starting on the Cumbrian coast you head east toPenrith, passing through some beautiful Lake District scenery. You continue to Appleby-in-Westmorland before entering the Yorkshire Dales National Park. You'll pass Bedale and Northallerton before finishing at Kirby Knowle where the route links with National Cycle Route 65.
Route highlights include a lovely traffic free section along the Keswick Railway Path in the Lake District.
There is an alternative start point from Workington just north of Whitehaven.
See the list below for manageable day rides along the route. Scroll down further for the gpx file.

Cycle Routes along National Cycle Route 71

National Cycle Route 71 OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

National Cycle Route 71 Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

The route links up with the epic W2W Cycle Route - NCN 70 at Tan Hill. The long distance ride runs from coast to coast from Walney Island in Cumbria to Wearmouth in Sunderland.

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby

Photos

West Pier, Whitehaven - geograph.org.uk - 2990578

West Pier, Whitehaven

Gate on National cycle route 71 - geograph.org.uk - 2247751

Gate on National cycle route 71 at Wythop in Allerdale, Cumbria.

Bridge over the River Greta on the Keswick Railway Path - geograph.org.uk - 3336672

Bridge over the River Greta on the Keswick Railway Path

Loweswater - geograph.org.uk - 549645

Loweswater. You'll pass along this stunning lake in the Lake District.

Penrith Castle - geograph.org.uk - 1584255

Penrith Castle

The north end of Boroughgate, Appleby in Westmorland - geograph.org.uk - 2125003

The north end of Boroughgate, Appleby in Westmorland

Market Street, Kirkby Stephen - geograph.org.uk - 3411506

Market Street, Kirkby Stephen

Kirby Knowle - geograph.org.uk - 217703

Kirby Knowle

GPS Files

GPX File

National Cycle Route 71.gpx (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold>Download Linked File)