With a choice of quiet roads, bridleways and tracks, the Lyth Valley is cycling heaven whether on a road or mountain bike. Located between Kendal and Bowness, he valley has rolling hills, a few steeper climbs and plenty of flat routes making it an enjoyable region to explore by bike for novices through to sportive lovers.
The southern Lake District and Cumbria is well known for its great cycling terrain. Bring your own or hire a bike and travel the lanes, bridleways and forest tracks providing great exercise and a swift, quiet and enjoyable way to see the countryside.
Being between Kendal and Windermere choose to experience just the valley itself, head over to Bowness and Windermere for a taste of the higher fells via the stunning Gummers How or choose the Kendal area and through to Northern Lancashire.
A great ride and especially at this time of year the spring, is a very leisurely and achievable for all, 13 mile route. http://www.exploresouthlakeland.co.uk/downloads/Route-4—Lyth-Valley.pdf. The daffodils may have gone but the damson blossom is still in full bloom and the area is looking greener than green. Although just a 13 miler, there are plenty of places to stop for “refreshments” along the way!
Once more, it is a region that still has availability for accommodation in the form of B&B’s, hotels, inns and self catering. Hotels are now equipped for cyclists more than ever offering not just accommodation but also plenty of space for kit and secure storage.
In the Lyth Valley there is a very affordable but packed for of facilities Damson Dene Hotel. Refuel thanks to tasty, hearty food and rejuvenate in the private leisure facilities, chill outside in the gardens with views over the valley. Visit http://www.damsondene.co.uk for more details.