Cycle Routes


Road cyclists and mountain bikers are spoilt for choice in the Lake District National Park. There are a range of country lanes, permitted cycleways and bridleways to suit all experience levels, and you can be sure of fantastic views along the way!

Miles Without Stiles Series

There are 11 Cycle friendly routes within our Miles Without Stiles series of routes.


Miles Without Stiles Route 3: Kentmere

A linear bike ride (4.5km distance) into one of eastern Lakeland’s most beautiful valleys - OS Explorer Map OL7. Route for all. View route

MWS route 6

Miles Without Stiles Route 6: Windermere Western Shore

A tarmac road and smooth stone track (9km distance) lead you up the quiet west shore, from the bustle of Bowness and Windermere. Route for many. View route

MWS route 7

Miles Without Stiles Route 7: Red Nab to Wray Castle

This cycle route (5km distance) hugs the wooded shoreline of Windermere to bring you out to the tranquil setting of Wray Castle. Route for many. View route

MWS route 11

Miles Without Stiles Route 11: Elterwater to Skelwith

A stunning linear cycle route (2km each way) taking in lakeside meadows, an iconic new bridge, roaring waterfall and great food. Route for many. View route

MWS route 14

Miles Without Stiles Route 14: High Yewdale

A short walk to historic Yew Tree Farm (1.5km distance) used as Beatrix Potter’s home in the Renée Zellweger film. Route for some. View route

MWS route 15

Miles Without Stiles Route 15: Yewdale BW

This undulating linear route (2.5km each way) goes under rocky ramparts of Yewdale fell side, through Yewdale Woods. View route

MWS route 16

Miles Without Stiles Route 16: Monk Coniston

This scenic short 3.5km distance ride takes you between the lakeshore at Monk Coniston and Coniston village. View route

MWS route 17

Miles Without Stiles Route 17: Coniston to Torver

A  3.5km each way ride along the shoreline of Coniston Water, with the option of returning on the Coniston Launches from Torver jetty. View route

MWS route 18

Miles Without Stiles Route 18: Broughton Railway

Broughton on Furness 4.5km cycle route starts in the picturesque town, then follows the old railway line which originally went to Coniston. View route

MWS route 19

Miles Without Stiles Route 19: Dalegarth

Loop route (2.5km distance) with two spur path options, it links Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway Station to Boot .View route


Miles Without Stiles Route 23: Ennerdale Views

A loop 'for all' (2km) and a longer (4.2 km) ride along Ennerdale Water’s western shore with fantastic views of the wild Ennerdale fells. View route

Other Routes

Check out some of our other promoted routes.  From Eskdale Trail to our Go Lakes series of 6 cycle routes across the Lake District National Parks (coming soon).

Biking Eskdale Trail