Cycling Routes in and around Keswick
Family Friendly Cycling in Keswick
Although there is no through route from Keswick to Threlkeld on the railway path it is still open for the first mile providing traffic free cycling for families. Why not end your cycle ride in Fitz Parkwhere there is a fantastic playground and BMX track. Fitz Park is also a great place to learn to ride a bike with a path running all the way around the perimeter
Cycling at Whinlatter Forest
Whinlatter Forest is home to the longest purpose-built mountain bike trails in the Lake District. The Altura Trail is for experienced riders with good off road skills and a higher level of fitness and stamina.The Quercus Trail, a blue grade route is 7.5km long with a shorter 3.5 km option.
Cyclewise Whinlatter Bike Hire & shop is based here and is the perfect location from which to enjoy the amazing graded mountain bike trails situated amidst the beautiful forest setting.
Keswick's dramatic landscape and position in the heart of the Northern Lakes, means Keswick has lots to offer. Visit Keswick Mountain Bikes for gear,workshop facilities and to hire a bike.
A leaflet ' Biking around Keswick' - 5 do-in-a-day rides on country lanes and off-road tracks in our stunning Lakeland lanscape is available to download. Please be aware that the Keswick Railway Path is currently not a through route to Threlkeld - refer to the map below for more information. Click on a cycle route below to download the appropriate section of the guide in PDF format.
Keswick to Threlkeld Railway Path and Cycle Route
The railway path is a four mile path between Keswick and Threlkeld. However, due to bridges being washed away in the floods in December 2015 there is currenly no through access. A one mile section of the route from Keswick is open but there is no through access to Threlkeld. For those completing the C2C the best route to avoid the very busy A66 is likely the road up past Castlerigg Stone Circle. A new path for walkers only linking the railway path just past Low Briery now goes through Brundholme Woods to Brundholme Road allowing walkers access up to Latrigg and to Threlkeld. Click here for the walking route to Threlkeld and click here for the circular walking route up Latrigg using the new access path.
See the map below for alternative routes to the closed section.