Armathwaite Loop

Thursday 25th December 2014 at 10.00am 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
Car park at Harraby Community Centre Harraby CA1 3PP
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 45 mins  (2 hours 0 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
Sky Ride Local
Guided Rides Great routes and support from trained leaders


What other riders think of this route

Sky Ride Local in Carlisle

This lovely circular route from Harraby in Carlisle follows the Carlisle to Settle Railway line to Armathwaite. The ride travels along the edge of the Eden River Valley and offers some wonderful views of the fells surrounding the Eden Valley.

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.

Additional Information

Helmets must be worn by all under 18's regardless of ride level.
Please 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. 

Car Parking
Yes, at start point. Free of charge
Nearest Train Station
Carlisle Station approx. 3miles away 
Changing Facilities Available?
Yes, at Harraby Community Centre, at start point  
Toilet Facilities Available?
Yes, at Harraby Community Centre, at start point  

Meet the Ride Leaders

    To be confirmed

Rider Comments on the Route

  • Gary Holliday Saturday 1st November
  • Gaynor Wragg Monday 22nd September A lovely ride with fabulous views all the way - quite hilly, but cycling the ride up out of Armathwaite gave me a fantastic sense of achievement, and the view from the top was well worth it. In future it would be nice to build in a pub- or cafe- stop, or finish there
  • ian haymes Sunday 7th September
  • Tony Graham Sunday 7th September Great ride out with a great bunch of folk. Some challenging ascents and ultimately descents, but all worth it for the stunning countryside views. Get out and join the fun, its all worth it..

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