Cycling in Windermere
The best cycling is out of season when there's less traffic. There's an endless variety of cycling routes from quiet lanes to high mountain passes. Enjoy beautiful scenery and explore the lovely villages that offer well deserved refreshment along the way.
What makes it special
- Quiet lanes for cycling
- Cycle by the shore of Windermere
Other things to do nearby
A truly unique village, located in a lovely unspoilt valley, nearly every building is over 100 years old, and some are over 300 years old. Visit the Village website (Note: Not to be confused wit
Take in the scenic views and gardens down to the shores of Windermere. See the house first created by William Gaddum, a silk merchant from Manchester, as his family's 'summer house'. Brows
At over 10 miles long, the picturesque ribbon lake Windermere acts as an irresistible magnet at the heart of the Lake District.
There's a great choice of high and low level walks in the area, from easy walks around the beautiful Troutbeck Valley to the high fells in the east.
This March the YHA will be hosting the BMC Hill Walking Event 2020 at our lovely hostel in Ambleside! The weekend will feature walks, talks and workshops, including discussions on navigation, geolo
With Claife Heights right opposite, the hostel is a perfect base for exploring the area by mountain bike.
The Lake District was made for wild swimming and with this hostel right on the edge of England's largest lake, Windermere, it would be rude not to.
Here at Ambleside Climbing Wall there's an indoor climbing wall, bouldering room, and cafe. There's also a room dedicated to climbing gear, which can be hired.
Take a walk through Miss Potter's famous tales, complete with animatronics and walk-through scenes from her stories. Don't forget to exit through the gift shop!
There are miles of bridleways around the beautiful Troutbeck Valley and a challenging ride over Garburn Pass to the quiet Kentmere Valley.
A short walk from the hostel takes you to the highest point in the area, Latterbarrow, where there's a huge eight foot high trig point and stunning views of the whole of Lake Windermere.
The spectacular voyage gives you views of mountain scenery, secluded bays and the delightful wooded islands.
Enjoy an afternoon on England's largest natural lake. There's a watersports centre on the shore of Windermere, only three miles from the hostel.
Moving on from the Wordsworth family home to his own house in the village of Rydal, the great poet lived, wrote and entertained here from age 43 until his death at 80 in 1850.
Full of her favourite things, the house looks like Beatrix has just stepped out for a walk. Don't miss the lovely cottage garden.
From the leaf-shaped door handles to the carved wooden panelling, Blackwell is an important icon of Arts & Crafts architecture. Visit Blackwell's website