Barrow in Furness to Windermere via Kendal

Ride from Walney Island to Windermere in the heart of the Lake District.

Starting at Walney Island you can visit the Nature Reserve or on a nice day enjoy the views out to the Irish Sea before setting off. Travel along the Bay Cycleway and take in the stunning views of Morecambe Bay, one of the most beautiful stretches of coastline in the UK. At Ulverston, follow National Route 70 to Leven, where you pass Levens Hall, an impressive Elizabethan house with an intriguing history and the Grade I listed Sizergh Castle. From here, join up with National Route 6 which takes you to Windermere via Kendal, a lively market town with speciality shops in cobbled streets and yards.

From Kendal pass through Staveley to Windermere where you can enjoy the lake and surrounding views of mountain peaks. Traveling on to Bowness-on-Windermere, visit The World of Beatrix Potter where there are interactive exhibits which tell the story of Potters writing and her importance to Lakeland Conservation.

Please note

We have taken all responsible steps to ensure that these routes are safe and achievable by people with a reasonable level of fitness.

However, all outdoor activities involve a degree of risk. To the extent permitted by law, Sustrans accepts no responsibility for any accidents or injury resulting from following these routes.

Walking and cycling routes change over time. Weather conditions may also affect path surfaces.

Please use your own judgement when using the routes based upon the weather and the ability, experience and confidence levels of those in your group.


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The Barrow in Furness to Windermere via Kendal is part of the National Cycle Network, cared for by Sustrans. Your donation today will help keep the Network safe and open for everyone to enjoy.

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