Cycling Routes in and around Keswick

Cycle Hire & Repair Keswick

These are located in Whinlatter Forest. 

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. 

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. Thanks to Cyclewise for the use of cycling images.

Keswick Cycle Routes

Keswick's dramatic landscape and position in the heart of the Northern Lakes, means Keswick has lots to offer.  Biking around Keswick - 5 do-in-a-day rides on country lanes and off-road tracks in our stunning Lakeland landscape is available to download. 

Click on a cycle route below to download the appropriate section of the guide in PDF format. 

Click here for more road cycling routes.

Cycle Trails at Whinlatter Forest

  • Altura Trail - built for experienced riders with good off road skills and a higher level of fitness and stamina.
  • Gorse Trail - a waymarked 10km route, sticking mostly to well-surfaced forest roads, and takes you to the best parts of the forest. 
  • Quercus Trail -  a flowing single track with gentle berms, rolling jumps, wide gradual climbs with technical features for the adventurous riders. 
  • Mountain Bike Orienteering - an orienteering challenge which explores the forest by using a combination of forest roads and parts of the Quercus mountain bike trail.