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image for Cycle Route item typeOld Railway Line and Castlerigg Stone Circle at Keswick

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Keswick

Keswick

Details

Until the 1960s, Keswick had its own railway station and a daily rail service. These days, the Old Railway Line has been turned into a popular car-free walking and cycling route between Keswick and Threlkeld. The route includes beautiful wooded river scenes which open out into dramatic views of the surrounding fells with easy access to the historic landscape of the area. Follow the route extension to visit Castlerigg Stone Circle, one of Britain’s most iconic monuments in an inspirational setting.

Grade: Short - Easy. Relatively flat cycling on smooth tracks with no route-finding challenges. Suitable for all bikes.

Parking: Car parking available at the Old Railway Station.

Cycle Route: Keswick, Threlkeld

Miles: 6

Time/Effort 1 out of 5
Refreshments Keswick, Threlkeld

Contact

Cumbria Tourism

Address

Cumbria,
CA12

Directions

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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