Route Reviews

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Route Reviews:

The Lakes and Dales Loop is a wonderful bike route – on a par with any of the coast to coast routes .The variety of scenery is superb- coast, valleys, mountains, lakes etc and also lovely little villages where there is often a nice cafe. One of the pluses for me on this Loop was the fact that there were no return transport costs as there are on linear routes.You can join the route anywhere that suits you too. We completed the ride in 5 days enjoying some great B and B s on the way . I would thoroughly recommend the Lakes and Dales loop.

Claire Black, Kendal, UK

The Lakes and Dales Loop is a well-conceived route, on quiet roads, avoiding the severe climbs, but showing some of the best scenery in the Lake District and Western Dales. Some of the less well-known sections, such as Little Asby Common and Mosedale Moss at the foot of Carrock Fell are a real delight. The Loop takes in charming small towns, such as Appleby and Cockermouth, often missed by the tourist. The Loop can be taken at a leisurely pace, or ridden as a challenge. All types of cyclists will enjoy the Lakes and Dales Loop.

Chris Stevens, Haverthwaite, UK