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Cycling in the Lake District

The Lake District is a well-known and popular area not only for numerous lakes, mountains and forests but also for the affiliation with the arts, and in particularly the wonderful poetry created by William Wordsworth. It is a hugely popular holiday getaway spot and is the most frequented National Park in the United Kingdom. With visitor numbers regularly hitting the 20m mark annually, it is little wonder that it[s popularity continues to grow.

If you have not yet visited the Lake District then Spring is the perfect time for your first trip, with the countryside waking up after it’s long winter sleep, and the hills bathed in the golden glow of the daffodils that so impressed Wordsworth he wrote a famous poem dedicated to them. Cyclists in particular will be in their element here with miles of cycle track enabling them to explore the area while taking part in their favourite pastime.

It doesn’t matter whether you prefer to ride a street or mountain bike, or if you are an amateur or a keen cyclist, there are tracks here for all abilities. Those who love the thrill of mountain biking with have a great time in Grizedale and Whinlatter forests, which both have a vast amount of bridleways that will offer quite a challenge.

If you are travelling to the Lakes by bus or train and cannot bring your own bike with you then that’s no problem as there are many outlets where you can hire quality bikes at reasonable prices either by the day or for the full duration of your visit.

There is a freedom with cycling that is hard to find with any other kind of transport, and being out in the fresh air will give you the feeling that you are joining the daffodils in their sprightly dance so eloquently described by Mr Wordsworth all those years ago,

 

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