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image for Cycle Route item typeLamplugh Loop & Loweswater at Loweswater

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The loop begins by skirting along the edge of the fells with dramatic and atmospheric views over the valleys of the River Keekle and Dub Beck to distant villages and the rearing hills beyond. Each small summit along the way rewards the rider with new views and short but steep descents. Finally turning towards the hills, the route then heads towards scenic Loweswater with its long and satisfying descent which then turns into the challenging return climb! Heading back through Lamplugh following the C2C cycle route, the steep craggy lakeshore of Ennerdale Water can be seen to the left before dipping down into Kirkland and then joining the cycle path for a traffic-free spin back to Cleator Moor.

Grade: Medium-Hard. All on-road and cycle path

Start/finish: Mining sculptures in Cleator Moor Market Square

Parking: Car park in the Market Square (see map)

Cycle Route: Cleator Moor, Lamplugh, Loweswater

Miles: 20

Time/Effort 3 out of 5
Toilets Cleator Moor only
Refreshments Cafe, shops and pubs in Cleator Moor; pub in Keekle; pub in Arlecdon (off route) ; hotel at west end of Loweswater; hotel and garden centre cafe in Rowrah

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Plan route to Loweswater using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

Map reference: NY 140210  Lat: 54.57685 Long: -3.33195

From Carlisle take the A595 to Cockermouth, go through Cockermouth heading for Egremont on the A5086. Take a left turn signposted for Loweswater. From Penrith, take the A66 towards Keswick, then onto Cockermouth. Turn left at the main roundabout, signposted A5086 to Egremont. Take a left turn signposted for Loweswater.