Cycling Routes in and around Keswick
Family Friendly Cycling in Keswick
The Keswick to Threlkeld Trail on the former railway line is a 10km out and back off-road route with gentle gradients suitable for all the family. Why not end your cycle ride in Fitz Park where 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 of the park.
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.