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image for Cycle Route item typeThe Old Coach Road, Keswick at Keswick

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Keswick

Keswick

Details

Although this is a difficult ride it can be achieved by all cyclists in good physical health. You will have to walk at times to reach the top (particularly during the first two miles of the Old Coach Road itself) as the track is steep and rocky but the views are worth the effort. The area becomes remote and you are recommended to have at least the following equipment. Equipment: Good tool kit for spares & repairs, including inner tubes to deal with snakebite punctures (caused by hitting a sharp rock splitting the inner tube against the rim). Mountain bike with front suspension for comfort! Shoes with a good tread. Water bottle and snacks.

Cycle Route: Keswick - Castlerigg Stone Circle - Mungrisdale - Threlkeld - Keswick

Duration: 1 day

Miles: 25

OS map OS Landranger 90 & OS Outdoor Leisure 4 & 5
Refreshments Inn at Mungrisdale

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