Windermere Shoreline

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Windermere Shoreline

Distance – 15 Kilometres / 9 Miles – Approx Time 1.25 – 3 hrs

Terrain – A mixture of tarmac road and green lanes. The riding is easy and non-technical, with a couple of short uphill sections.

From Hawkshead take the road towards Near Sawrey & the ferry. After crossing a small bridge on the outskirts of the village, turn left – north – towards High Wray.

At High Wray turn right – southeast – towards Lake Windermere and follow the road down to the shoreline.

The road now turns into a green lane, which you follow south down the side of the lake. Eventually there is a tarmac surface again. (There are some excellent picnic spots on the shore opposite Belle Isle.)

At the ‘T’ junction turn right and follow the road up the hill and into Far Sawrey – first refreshment spot. Then onto Near Sawrey – more refreshments, before arriving back in Hawkshead.


Remember - do not just print this and follow, as the description is a guide to the route. You will need to plot this route on your OS map (Explorer OL7) before you start your ride. Please also remember that these routes may travel through working forests and there will be times when forest operations will leave forest roads closed to the general public. Please remember to adhere to all forest signs for your safety.

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