Starting today and running throughout August and September are “Cycling Through Ancient Landscapes” guided bike rides.
The route takes cyclists from the start at Pooley Bridge at the northern end of Ullswater to Lowther Castle and back. This area of the Lake District and over to Eden is steeped in history with prehistoric, Roman and early Christian sites that will be pointed out along the way. Those attending will also see the gaunt ruins of a Gothic castle and the gnarled trunk of Jack’s Yak. We won’t go into any more detail of each site which will only spoilt the surprise for those taking part but this really is an exciting, scenic and worthwhile way to spend a day.
The ride is being conducted by Cumbria Tourist Guides who are members of The Institute of Tourist Guiding and know the Lake District inside out. The route has been chosen specifically to keep cyclists off main roads only choosing quiet back roads with some off road cycling over the Askam Fells. The views from up there are something to behold alone. For those into history, the area or simply just for the adventure, this guided bike ride is ideal.
This full day starting at 10.30am and finishing at 3pm costs a very affordable £15.00 per adult and just £25.00 should bike and helmet hire be required. Children must always be accompanied by an adult over 18 but children do attend free of charge.
Ullswater whether staying at Pooley Bridge, at Glenridding or along other parts of the lake is an excellent holiday destination. Couples can enjoy a romantic break but there is so much going on around this region for children or outdoor lovers that everyone is catered for.