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image for Cycle Route item typeKeswick and Glanderaterra Beck at Keswick

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Skiddaw from Catbells

Skiddaw from Catbells


Glenderaterra Beck cuts a deep trench that divides the impressive mountains of Skiddaw and Blencathra. Running around the head of the beck along each side is a well-graded bridleway that gives some easy but exposed mountain biking. As a link to form a circular tour from Keswick, the pleasant cycleway that follows the bed of the old Keswick railway can be used. The section along the cycleway is easy and suitable for family rides but the bridleway around Glenderaterra Beck is full-on mountain biking for which you will need some prior experience.

Cycle Route: Keswick - Threlkeld - Glenderaterra Beck - Lonscale Fell - Keswick

Duration: 2 - 3 hours

Miles: 11

Time/Effort 2 out of 5
Navigation 3 out of 5
Technicality 4 out of 5
OS map OS Landranger 90, OS Outdoor Leisure 4 & 5




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Map reference: NY 266234  Lat: 54.60041 Long: -3.13767

Take jct 40 from the M6 onto the A66 from Penrith to Keswick.

Accessible by Public Transport: 18 miles from Penrith station