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
There is currently no through route for cyclists to Threlkeld from Keswick.
A £7.9 million funding package has been agreed to allow work to start on the final phase of reconnecting the Keswick to Threlkeld multi user trail which was severely damaged in Storm Desmond. Cubby Construction Limited will be undertaking the work to create a the new multi-user trail between Keswick and Threlkeld along the old railway line. Practical works to prepare the site for groundworks began on 11 February 2019 with scrub and tree clearance at the Threlkeld end and around the "Big tunnel" under the A66 flyover, near Keswick. As part of the project we will be replacing the felled trees with new, broadleaf, saplings. In time they will increase the availability of food and shelter for wildlife throughout the year. A detailed programme of the construction work to create the new trail is currently being prepared for the whole build period up to autumn 2020. Further preparation activity on and adjacent to the trail is expected to be rolled out from late April onwards and will include the creation of site access routes and site storage compounds. It is inevitable that sections of the route will be closed during works over the next 20 months to ensure that the health and safety of the This means that there will be some inconvenience and disruption due to restricted access along the current path. website.Please click here for further information as it develops and for details of any path and site closures.
See the map below for alternative routes to the closed section.