Cycling in Ambleside and Windermere

Cycling in Windermere

Overview

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

Hostels nearby

Cycling in Windermere

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Map references

OS Grid Ref: NY406012

Lat/Lng: 54.403671, -2.916399

Contact information

Other things to do nearby

Troutbeck Village

Troutbeck Village

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

Windermere

Brockhole Visitor Centre

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

Lake Windermere

Lake Windermere

At over 10 miles long, the picturesque ribbon lake Windermere acts as an irresistible magnet at the heart of the Lake District.

BMC Hill Walking

BMC Hill Walking Event 2020

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

Watersports

Watersports in Ambleside

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.

Indoor climbing wall

Ambleside Climbing Wall

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.

Rabbits

The World of Beatrix Potter

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!

Mountain biking in Windermere

Mountain biking in Windermere

There are miles of bridleways around the beautiful Troutbeck Valley and a challenging ride over Garburn Pass to the quiet Kentmere Valley.

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Walking and Rambling in Hawkshead

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.

Windermere Lake Cruises

Windermere Lake Cruises

The spectacular voyage gives you views of mountain scenery, secluded bays and the delightful wooded islands.

Canoeing & sailing on Windermere

Watersports in Windermere

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.

Rydal Mount

Rydal Mount

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.

Beatrix Potter Hill Top

Hill Top (Beatrix Potter)

Full of her favourite things, the house looks like Beatrix has just stepped out for a walk. Don't miss the lovely cottage garden.

Blackwell Arts & Crafts House exterior

Blackwell, The Arts & Crafts House

From the leaf-shaped door handles to the carved wooden panelling, Blackwell is an important icon of Arts & Crafts architecture. Visit Blackwell's website