Cycling, road racing

Cycling in Eskdale

Overview

The fantastic Hardknott Pass circuit takes you over one of the highest and hardest cycle passes in Britain, then cycle down the Duddon Valley and return to the hostel via Birker Moor.

What makes it special

  • The spectacularly challenging Hardknott Pass

Hostels nearby

YHA Eskdale Distant View

YHA Eskdale

YHA Exclusive Hire
Camping and Cabins
Garden / grounds

Cycling in Eskdale

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Map references

OS Map: 89 & 90 & a bit of 96, and Explorer OL6

OS Grid Ref: NY 246 017

Lat/Lng: 54.405311, -3.1627178

Contact information

Other things to do nearby

Climbing

Climbing in Coniston

Close by there is skilled scrambling on the famous Pudding Stone - on this large boulder alone there are 30 different challenging routes.  Not much further away there are classic climbing and scr

Walking and Rambling in Eskdale

Walking and Rambling in Eskdale

If you fancy a challenge then try the high peaks of Scafell, Scafell Pike, Bowfell and Harter Fell just a stone's throw from the hostel door.

Mountain biking in Eskdale

For those with energy to burn, and a certain amount of experience, there is the trickier mountain route into the neighbouring valley of Wasdale and coming back to the hostel by Burnmoor into Wasdale v

Runner tying shoe laces on trainer

Running in Coniston

The fells and trails of the Lake District abound with opportunities to take your running to new heights and achieve euphoria.  And where better to base your experience than this remote retreat of

Climbing

Climbing in Langdale

Raven Crag, Gimmer Crag and White Ghyll are just a few of the numerous rock climbing spots which line the Langdale valley floor, providing some of the most spectacular rock routes in the UK - come and

Coniston, with The Old Man range behind

Walking and Rambling around Coniston Holly How

Explore the drama of Coniston Old Man and Weatherlam compared to the tranquillity of Tarn Hows in Beatrix Potter country.  Wind your way up through the mining heritage of Coniston, through a jagg

Mountain Biking on the nearby Helvellyn

Mountain Biking around Coniston Holly How

There's low level bridleways with easy wooded terrain for youngsters, while the more adventurous can take on the challenge of Walna Scar Road or the north face trail in Grizedale Forest.

Couple cycling in the Lake District, Cumbria

Cycling in Coniston Holly How

The circular route around Coniston Water is perfect for easy, relaxing rides.  Take on the high altitude buzz of Hardknott and Wrynose passes from the hostel.  The Fred Whitton Challenge aro

Coniston town centre

The Ruskin Museum

Exhibition including the Ruskin collection, the copper mines, slate, geology, farming and Donald Campbell's Bluebird. Visit the website

The Cathedral, in Little Langdale Quarry

Cathedral Quarry

A network of quarries above Little Langdale - best known for the main chamber, which is 40ft in height and lit by two windows. Visit the Visit Cumbria website Walkers, see the National Trust Hod

Eskdale Mill

Eskdale Mill

1 mile The mill with its historic working machinery, is one of the oldest water powered corn mills in England.

Couple canoeing up a river

Watersports in Coniston

This lovely area is great for water sports, so whatever mode of water transport takes your fancy, take the plunge and enjoy some fun on, or in, the water! Gorge scrambling in Church Beck is on the

Coniston Boating Centre, view of jetties

Coniston Boating Centre

To see Coniston Water and the stunning fells hire a motor boat, canoe, rowing boat or sailing boat and explore. Take a break at the Bluebird Café right on the edge of Coniston Water. Visit the w

Coniston Launch Cruises

Coniston Cruises

Enjoy a beautiful boat cruise on Coniston Water, staying on the boat for the full cruise or getting off at a jetty to explore.  Or just use the service as a ferry to get between where the differe

Steam Yacht Gondola on Coniston Water

Steam Yacht Gondola

The gondola is the perfect way to view Coniston's spectacular scenery. Sail to Monk Coniston jetty and then walk to Tarn Hows. View the Yacht's National Trust website