As the last bank holiday of the summer approaches, the Lake District National Park Authority is encouraging people to take in a different view of the Lake District by travelling by bike or bus.
There are a variety of handy pick up and drop off points for bike hire, ranging from mountain bikes to electric bikes for all the family, meaning it is easier than ever to experience the stunning Lake District scenery on two wheels.
At each location, knowledgeable staff will be able to help with recommendations and can advise on the best cycling routes to suit individual party needs.
Or, if you would rather sit back, relax, and take in the views why not try out one of the low cost and convenient shuttle buses.
Or to the Wasdale Valley
Or combine a bus and a bike ride in the Langdale Valley
There has never been a better time to explore the Lake District by bus, as each single journey will only cost £2. If the weather gets the bank holiday memo, you could even travel on the open top bus where you get a different viewpoint from the top deck?
Emma Moody, the Lake District National Park Authority’s Lead Adviser for Sustainable Transport said:
“We’ve worked hard with our partners to make sure that the sustainable transport options on offer this summer are as low cost and convenient as possible. We have focussed on key locations where parking can be an issue and these services have been very well received.
“Travelling by bus or bike is all part of the Lake District experience and make for a more relaxing and enjoyable day out.
“The shuttle buses are proving popular and run weekends until the end of the month and will also run on the August bank holiday Monday.”
Our photo shows the shuttle bus pick up point at Buttermere, outside the Buttermere Court Hotel
Our photo shows a group of cyclists who recently used the new bike hire facility at Hawkshead.