Riding from Bowness-on-Windermere O'er the hills and Far Sawrey

Wednesday 28th August 2013 at 2.00pm This is what time the ride will set off. It’s best to get to the starting point at least 15 minutes beforehand to avoid missing the start.

Starting Point & Postcode
Ferry Nab Car Park off the B5285 in Bowness-on-Windermere Off A592 LA23 3JH
Overall Duration On a long ride, it’s sometimes good to have a little break in the middle, or maybe a catch up at the beginning or end to keep it sociable. This means that the overall ride duration may be longer than the actual cycling time.
2 hours 0 mins  (1 hours 20 mins cycling)
Bike Type You probably don’t want to drag your road bike across bumpy trails. Maybe you want to make the most of the suspension on your mountain bike. This helps you match your ride to your bike.
Mountain Bike, Hybrid (off road tyres), Hybrid (road tyres), Road 
Suitable for Child Trailers
Accessible Route Accessible routes have been British Cycling assessed, with guidance from disability charities - meaning they are suitable for the majority of adaptive bikes. The route will have no or low levels of traffic, there will be plenty of space and will have a good surface throughout
Sky Ride Local
Guided Rides Great routes and support from trained leaders

The Lake District

What other riders think of this route

Sky Ride Local in The Lake District

If you're fairly confident on your bike and ready to broaden your cycling horizons, our Steady rides are ideal. At a comfortable pace, and possibly with some modest hills along the way, rides take place on mainly quiet roads with plenty of sights along the way. Rides are between 6 and 20 miles long, at a moderate pace of between 7 and 10 miles an hour.

Short but sweet, this route is an absolute blast for all... With a couple of cheeky climbs in to wake you up! The views up towards the Central and Eastern Fells are breathtaking and well worth any effort! The winding roads that lead you through the shrouded woodland are a joy to cycle, you wouldn't believe there were thousands of people only a few miles away. Let them stay there, as you discover what The Lake District really has to offer!

Local Bike Hire

Electric Mountain, tel 07407 422798 prior to the ride to book your bike.

Ferry Crossing

Ferry tickets are included as part of the free guided ride.

Additional Information

Helmets must be worn by all under 18's regardless of ride level.
Please make sure your bike is in good working order and bring equipment with you to repair punctures, Ride Leaders are there to help but are not responsible for your bike.
All rides leave at the time stated you must arrive early Ride Leaders will not wait. 

Children under the age of 5 do not need to register and must be in a BSI approved child seat, trailer or tag-a-long.

Car Parking
Yes, at start / finish point Ferry Nab Car Park Bowness-on-Windermere, pay and display. When ferry Nab car park is full use Braithwaite Fold, accessed via Glebe Road
Nearest Train Station
Windermere Station, 2.5 miles 
Toilet Facilities Available?
Yes, at ferry nab car park  

Meet the Ride Leaders

  • Thomas Howarth
    Thomas Howarth I love to ride bikes all the time; anywhere, fast, slow, uphill and downhill. I ride as much as I can and I most love riding with my 2 fantastic daughters who are four and six. Rolling along at the pace of 4 year old looking at the scenery has a very relaxing feeling. I also race mountain bikes (mainly endurance events) and cyclocross. I ride road bikes quite a bit too and at least once a year I sneak off to ride the really big mountains in Europe
  • Matthew Whitehead
    Matthew Whitehead
  • Helen Singleton
    Helen Singleton Hi Let me introduce myself I love cycling and have bee a ride leader and Breeze Champion for 5 years. The last 24months have been tough as I broke my arm and then my hand (not bike related accidents!) so have not been on my bike as much as I would like. I am getting back to fitness and my aim this summer is to improve and do more climbing. I have met wonderful and inspiring people through cycling and wish to continue my journey and hope to meet you on yours! Happy cycling everyone!

Rider Comments on the Route

  • Anthony Perry Tuesday 22nd July
  • Alaina Chesney Saturday 31st August Good route, apart from the incredible steep incline which wasn't suitable for all levels of cyclists as majority had to dismount and walk up with bikes.

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