Discover this new trail from Ambleside via Rydal Water to Grasmere with trained leaders. Just right for active families and leisure cyclists who wish to explore by bike. We follow a little-known quiet route out of Ambleside and head for the shores of Rydal and Grasmere. Our effort is rewarded in Grasmere with lots of cafes for refreshment – or perhaps a piece of Grasmere gingerbread. For the return, we retrace the route – but the views look very different this way.
Start: Outside Ambleside Primary School, Vicarage Road, Ambleside LA22 9DH departing at 11.00am
Nearby car parks: Miller Bridge (postcode LA22 0EE). Small car park at Ambleside Primary School at the ride start (weekends & school holidays only), Vicarage Lane LA22 9DH
Grade: Moderate. Minimum age: 11 years (with adult supervision for under 16’s).
Suitable for: active families, leisure cyclists and mountain bikers on mountain bikes or hybrids. We follow minor roads and improved bridleways. Undulating with two short steep sections.
Price: Adult £5, child free. Minimum age 11. Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult.
Length: 12 miles
Duration: approximately 4 hours
Booking essential: book your place online. Bring your own bike. If you need to hire a bike please arrange this yourself.
Local bike hire: Ghyllside Cycles, The Slack, Ambleside Tel 015394 33592. Child’s bikes available. Located 250m from ride start point. Advanced booking essential.
Thank you for choosing an activity with us. Our guided cycle rides are led by dedicated and committed volunteers who are passionate about the Lake District.