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The index of routes


Routes starting in Lancashire


Routes from Carnforth Railway Station

A 37.6 mile ride to Hutton Gate and along Old Scotch Road to Kirkby Lonsdale.

A 25.4 mile ride around the Silverdale and Arnside Area.

A 22 mile ride to Hornby.

A 29.6 mile ride around Lancaster.

A 22.7 mile ride to Arnside.

A 29.02 mile ride around the Silverdale and Arnside Area.

A 35.4 mile ride to Levens.

A 31.1 mile ride over Scout Hill to Kitridding Tea Room.

A 45.4 mile ride to Lambrigg Fell.

A 42.5 mile ride to Bell Hill and Kendal.

A 43.10 mile ride to Summerhouse Hill.

A 28.6 mile around the Silverdale and Arnside area.

A 58 mile ride to Borrowdale (near Shap).

A 34.1 mile ride to Kitridding.

A 38.5 mile ride to Kendal Castle.

A 28.4 mile ride to Glasson.

A 50.1 mile ride to Crosthwaite.

A 24.5 mile ride around the Arnside and Silverdale Area.

A 39.2 mile ride to Barbon.

A 17.8 mile ride to Leighton Moss.

A 29.9 mile ride around the Silverdale and Arnside Area.

A 28.4 mile ride to Roeburndale.

A 36.0 mile ride to Brigsteer Woods.

A 37.64 mile ride to Brigsteer.

A 34.6 mile ride to Barbondale.

A 25.6 mile ride to Lupton.

A 26.68 mile ride to Arnside.

A 34.4 mile ride to Kirkby Lonsdale.

A 41.4 mile ride to Row in the Lyth Valley.

A 41.1 mile ride to Bell Hill near Underbarrow.


Routes from Hornby.

32 mile ride to Barbondale starting and finishing in Hornby.

36.7 mile ride to Giggleswick starting and finishing in Hornby.

A 28.7 mile ride to Yordas Cave in Kingsdale.

A 23 mile ride to Ingleton.

A 22.4 mile ride to Cowan Bridge.

A 13.4 mile ride around Wenningdale.

A 26.6 mile ride to Three Men of Gragareth.


Routes from Tewitfield

A 46.7 mile ride up the Lyth Valley to Staveley starting and finishing in Tewitfield.

A 36.5 mile ride to Beck Head.

A 28.9 mile ride to Natland.

A 25.4 mile ride to Kitridding and over Scout Hill.


Routes from Conder Green.

A 37.21 mile ride to Grize Dale.

A 25.7 mile ride to Scorton.

A 31.1 mile off-road cycle route to Pilling and Grize Dale in North Lancashire.

A 49.5 mile cycle route to Chipping and over Mellor Knoll.

A 29.6 mile ride around Lancaster.

A 51.4 mile ride to Beacon Fell.

A 41.7 mile ride to Dunsop Bridge via Ouster Rake.

A 26.2 mile ride to Abbeystead and Grize Dale.

A 37.70 mile ride to Chipping.

A 26.3 mile ride to Abbeystead and Grize Dale.

A 36.7 mile ride to Brockmill.

A39.2 mile ride to Pilling.

A 24.1 mile ride to the Apple Store Cafe near Scorton.

A 40.2 mile ride to Beacon Fell.

A 36.2 mile ride to Tarnbrook.

A 27.6 mile ride to Cleveley Bank Farm.

A 22.9 mile ride to Littledale.

A 30.2 mile ride to Sunderland.

A 44.4 mile ride to Great Eccleston.

A 35.37 mile ride to Beacon Fell.


Routes from Wray.

A 30.7 mile ride to Clapham.

A 19.18 mile ride to the Crook n’Lune, near Halton.

A 25.6 mile ride to Ingleton via the Tow Scar Road.

A 44.9 mile ride to Long Preston.

A 39.4 mile ride to Horton-in-Ribblesdale.

A 39 mile ride to Dent.

A 45.6 mile ride to Cam End.

A 43.74 mile ride over the Salter Fell Road.

A 27.1 mile ride to Clapham.

A 45.66 mile ride to Malham Tarn.

A 33.1 mile ride to Feizor.

A 14.2 mile ride to Botton Bridge.

A 22.7 mile ride to Cowan Bridge.

A 29.2 mile ride over Salter Fell to Slaidburn.

A 18.2 mile ride around the Hindburn Valley.

A 31.5 mile ride to Feizor.

A 26.2 mile ride to Yordas Cave in Kingsdale.

A 39.6 mile ride to Cam Fell.

A 25.8 mile ride to Three Men of Gragareth.

A 30.9 mile ride to Feizor.

A 22.7 mile ride to Toby’s Arch.

A 31.3 mile ride to Lawkland Green.

A 25.1 mile ride to Leck.

A 40 mile ride to Horton-in-Ribblesdale.


Routes from Halton Station.

A 26.9 mile ride to Forton.

A 18.70 mile ride to Wray.

A 51 mile ride to Chipping.

A 42.8 mile ride to Austwick.

A 14.7 mile ride to Cafe d’lLune in Conder Green.

A 30.6 mile ride to Botton Bridge.

A 21.6 mile ride to Roeburndale.

A 38.4 mile ride to Toby’s Arch.

A 37.1 mile ride to the Great Stone of Fourstones.

A 22.9 mile ride to Sunderland.

A 66.6 mile ride to Calton Fell and Malham Tarn.

A 62.2 mile ride to Foxup Moor.

A 66.8 mile ride to Long Preston.

A 40.7 mile ride to Whitendale.

A 65.8 mile ride to Sadgill in Longsleddale.

A 53.3 mile ride to Underbarrow.

A 49.3 mile ride to Dent.

A 33 mile ride to Grize Dale.

A 33 mile ride to Arnside.

A 39.9 mile ride to Pilling.

A 32 mile ride to Leck.

A 27.4 mile ride to Cinderbarrow.

A 37.8 mile ride to Calder Vale.

A 39.7 mile ride to Ingleton.

A 38.5 mile ride to Pilling.

A 27.8 mile ride to Silverdale.

A 14.6 mile ride to Cafe d’Lune.

A 41.5 mile ride to Hincaster.

A 42.7 mile ride to Barbon.

A 37.4 mile ride to Casterton.

A 16.5 mile ride to Wray.

A 31.1 mile ride to Lupton.

A 24.2 mile ride to Wennington.

A 27.3 mile ride to Forton.

A 27.9 mile ride to Leighton Moss.

A 42.9 mile ride to Mill Side.

A 47.9 mile ride to Knott End on-Sea.

A 44 mile ride to Wharfe.

A 27.6 mile ride to Kirkby Lonsdale.

A 30.8 mile ride around the Silverdale and Arnside area.

A 43.1 mile ride to Brigsteer.

A 55.3 mile ride to Dunsop Bridge.

A 33.7 mile ride to Burton-in-Lonsdale.

A 47.3 mile ride to Gawthrop in Dentdale.

A 31.2 mile ride to Scorton.

A 31.9 mile ride into the Forest of Bowland.

A 36.6 mile ride around the Hutton Roof and Lupton area.

A 51.2 mile ride to Sulber Gate.

A 61.8 mile ride to Bannisdale and Grayrigg.

A 68.4 mile ride to Grange-over-Sands and Winster.

A 69.7 mile ride to Waddington.

A 77.4 mile ride to Ambleside.

A 71.8 mile ride to Malham Tarn.

A 66.5 mile ride to Borrowdale.

A 72 mile ride to Claife Viewing Station on Lake Windermere.

A 52.3 mile ride to Witherslack (With a stop at Abi & Tom Garden Plants).

A 68.2 mile ride to Ribchester.

A 74.2 mile ride to Claife Heights.

A 60.2 mile ride to Newby Head.

A 60.2 mile ride to Holden in the Ribble Valley.

A 39 mile ride to Kitridding.

A 73 mile ride to Rusland Valley.

A 80.7 mile ride to High Green Field.

A 72.3 mile ride to Winterburn.

A 49.8 mile ride to Dent.

A 78.2 mile ride to Loughrigg Terrace.

A 67.8 mile ride to Sadgill in Longsleddale.

A 17.7 mile ride to Roeburndale.


Routes from Halton Station Index page two.

You can find more routes starting from Halton Station at this link.


Routes from the Apple Store Cafe at Wyresdale Park.

A 39.4 mile ride to Ribchester.

A 44.22 mile ride to Hurst Green.

A 26.2 mile ride to Chipping.

A 31.6 mile ride to Dunsop Bridge.

A 27.2 mile ride around Bleasdale.


Routes from Borwick Fisheries.

A 36.5 mile ride to Kendal Castle.

A 20.70 mile ride to Lupton.

A 21.9 mile ride to Scout Hill.

A 45.7 mile ride to Winster.

A 16.7 mile ride to Beetham.


Routes from Chipping.

A 17.8 mile ride to Dunsop Bridge.


Routes starting in North Yorkshire


Routes from High Bentham.

56.9 mile ride to Semmer Water starting and finishing in High Bentham.

22.3 mile ride to Feizor.

28.6 mile ride to Horton-in-Ribblesdale.

24 mile ride to Feizor.

A 19.4 mile ride to Clapham.

A 27.5 mile ride along the Tow Scar Road.


Routes from Horton-in-Ribblesdale

37.5 mile ride to Semer Water.

A 36 .3 mile ride to Semer Water in Raydale.


Routes from Clapham

16.2 mile ride to Horton-in-Ribblesdale following part of the Pennine Bridleway.

A 29.1 mile ride over Foxup Moor.

A 37.6 mile ride along Mastiles Lane.

A 31.5 mile ride to Malham.

A 30.5 mile ride along the Pennine Bridleway to Cam Fell.

18.2 mile ride to Horton-in-Ribblesdale.

28.2 mile ride around the Settle Loop.

34.7 mile ride to Littondale.

32.9 mile ride to High Greenfield.

32.9 mile ride to Calton Moor.

17.1 mile ride to Horton-in-Ribblesdale.

27.2 mile ride around the Settle Loop.

A 27.1 mile ride to Foxup Moor.

A 12.2 mile ride to Feizor.


Routes from Ingleton

A 25 mile ride to Dent via the Craven Way.

A 21.1 mile ride to Feizor.

A 13.9 mile ride to Ribblehead Viaduct.


Routes from Settle

A 29.7 mile ride to Settle.


Routes from Stainforth

A 37.6 mile ride to High Green field.

A 16.8 mile ride to Long Preston.

A 14.3 mile ride around the Settle Loop of the Pennine Bridleway.


Routes starting in Cumbria.


Routes starting from Cartmel

A 32 mile ride to the Hoad Hill Monument at Ulverston.

A 13.70 mile ride to Simpson Ground.

A 16.20 mile ride to Grange-over-Sands and up the Winster Valley.

A 28.7 mile ride to Crake Valley and the Furness Fells.

A 31 mile ride around the Parkamoor and Grizedale area.


Routes from Ashes Lane.

A 28.4 mile ride a long the Old Shap Road to Borrowdale.

A 22.42 mile long ride to Sadgill in Longsleddale.

A 29.4 mile long ride to Claife Heights.

A 18.9 mile long ride around the Kent Valley.

A 18.32 mile long ride over Cocklaw Fell and down Longsleddale.

A 28.65 mile ride to Ambleside.

A 22.2 mile ride over Green Quarter and Cocklaw Fells.

A 24.75 mile ride to Garnett Bridge.

A 55.4 mile ride along the Old Coach Road.

A 20.4 mile ride to Brockhole Visitor Centre.

A 20 mile ride around the Northern Part of Lake Windermere.

A 23.90 mile ride to Harter Fell.

A 39.8 mile ride to Little Langdale.

A 24.6 mile ride to Garnett Bridge.

A 21.2 mile ride to Brockhole National Park Visitor Centre.

A 17.9 mile ride to Longsleddale.

A 41.1 mile ride to Little Langdale.

A 48.4 mile ride along High Street to Pooley Bridge.

A 36.4 mile ride to Elterwater.

A 16.2 mile ride to Holehird Gardens.

A 41.2 mile ride to Great Langdale.


Routes from Sedbergh

A 28.5 mile ride around the Howgill Fells.

A 14.52 mile ride up the Rawthey Valley.

A 11.88 mile ride to Gawthrop in Dentdale.

A 29.9 mile ride around the Northern Part of the Pennine Bridleway.

A 30.6 mile ride to Hellgill Force.

A 24.6 mile ride up to the Calf on the Howgill Fells and Bowderdale.

A 29.1 mile ride to Newby Head via the Coal Road and Pennine Bridleway.

A 19.2 mile ride to Dandra Garth.

A14.8 mile ride around the Rawthey Valley.

A 27.2 mile around the Howgill Fells.

A 28.2 mile ride to Arten Gill Moss.

A 14.7 mile ride up the Rawthey Valley.

A 32.2 mile ride to Arten Gill and Hawes.

A 22.8 mile ride to Grisedale.

A 29.5 mile ride to Dentdale and along the Craven Way to Ribblehead.


Routes from Tebay.

A 25.9 mile off-road cycle route to Crosby Garrett.

A 24.5 mile off-road cycle route to Crosby Ravensworth.

A 25.9 mile off-road cycle route to Shap.

A 29.6 mile off-road cycle route to Mosedale Cottage.

A 27.4 mile ride to Kirkby Stephen.

A 22.5 mile off-road route to Crosby Garrett.


Routes from Low Newton-in-Cartmel.

A 25.7 mile off-road cycle route to Oxen Park.

A 20.4 mile ride up Hempsfell and around the Cartmel  area.

A 18.05 mile ride to Simpson Ground and the Winster Valley.

A 35.5 mile ride to Low Wray and around Grizedale Forest.

A 16.60 mile ride to Cark.


Routes from Wath Sutton near junction 36 of the M6

A 37.8 mile off-road cycle route to Borrowdale.

A 60.4 mile off-road cycle route along the Old Shap Road and down Borrowdale.

A 41.2 mile ride to Borrowdale.

A 45.9 mile ride to Longsleddale.

A 38.3 mile ride to Borrowdale.

A 33.6 mile ride to Winster Valley.

A 27.9 mile ride to Arnside.

A 38.7 mile ride to Longsleddale.


Routes from Staveley.

A 10.8 mile ride to Kentmere Village.

A 13.1 mile ride to Kendal via Gamblesmire Lane.

A 32.8 mile ride along Loughrigg Terrace.

A 16.6 mile ride to Sadgill in Longsleddale.

A 17.1 mile ride to Longsleddale.

A 13.43 mile ride to Sadgill.

18.80 mile ride to Brockhole National Park Centre.


Routes from Chapel House Wood, Staveley-in-Cartmel.

A 21.5 mile ride to Grizedale.

A 32.8 mile ride to ‘The Park’ and around Grizedale Forest.

A 32.7 mile ride to Claife Heights and around Grizedale Forest.

A 27.6 mile ride to Cartmel.

A 31.8 mile ride to Knipe Fold.

A 25.9 mile ride to Parkamoor.

A 31.6 mile ride to Grizedale.

A 26.3 mile ride to Wray Castle.

A 41.7 mile ride to Woodland Fell.

A 36.9 mile ride around Coniston Water.

A 30.8 mile ride to Canal Foot near Ulverston.


Routes  from Kirkby Lonsdale.

A 24.5 mile ride to Dent.

A 25.6 mile ride to Dent.

A 41.2 mile ride to Borrowdale.

A 25.5 mile ride to Flinter Gill in Dentdale.

A 25 mile ride to Dent.

A 26.7 mile ride to Fox’s Pulpit.

A 31.7 mile ride to The Calf in the Howgill Fells.

A 25.5 mile ride to Dent.

A 33.4 mile ride to Dentdale and Kingsdale via Foul Moss Track.

A 24.3 mile ride to Holme.

A 19.7 mile ride to Lupton and Lune Valley.

A 26 mile ride to Dent.


Routes from Chapel Stile in Great Langdale.

A 17.1 mile ride to Coniston Water.


Routes from Shap.

A 31.9 mile ride to Pooley Bridge.

A 26.5 mile ride around the Lowther Valley.

A 28.9 mile ride to Moorland.


Routes from the Derby Arms near Witherslack.

A 22.5 mile ride to Hampsfell and Simpson Ground.

A 25.1 mile ride to Hampsfell, Simpson Ground and the Winster Valley.

A 24.5 mile ride to Grange-over-Sands.


Routes from Dufton.

A 17.1 mile ride to High Cup Nick via Scordale.

A 16.8 mile ride up Great Dun Fell.


Routes  from the Hideway Coffee House near Lupton

A25.4 mile ride  to Bardon.

A 41.1 mile ride to Borrowdale.


Routes starting from outside Old Hall Farm in Bouth

A 29.5 mile ride to Woodland Fell.

A 27.4 mile ride along the Walna Scar Road.


Routes starting from Bailiff Wood on the eastern side of Coniston Water

A 21.6 mile ride along the Walna Scar Road.


Routes starting from the Moor Top car park in Grizedale

A 16.2 mile ride around the Grizedale, Claife Heights and Parkamoor area.

A 27.9 mile ride Little and Great Langdale.


Routes starting from Kendal Leisure Centre

A 39.5 mile ride over Gatescarth Pass.

A 32.8 mile ride along the Old Shap Road, Breatherdale and Borrowdale.

A 24.8 mile ride around Longsleddale, Stile End and Kentmere.

A 33.87 mile ride around the northern part of Lake Windermere.

A 24.4 mile ride to Skeggles Water.

A 21.9 mile ride along the ‘Old Shap Road’ and Borrowdale.


Routes starting from Cow Bridge car park near Brothers Water

A 10 mile ride to Boredale.


Routes starting from Kirkby Stephen

A 25.1 mile ride to Tan Hill and around the Upper Eden Valley.

A 28 mile ride around the Upper Eden Valley.


Routes starting from Milnthorpe

A 23.7 mile ride to the Winister Valley.


Walking Routes.


Routes starting from the National Trust Car Park at Eaves Wood near Silverdale, North Lancashire.

A 7.07 walk to Jenny Brown’s Point.

A 7.2 mile walk to Wood Well in Silverdale.


Routes starting from Halton Station.

9.8 mile walk to Aughton.


Routes starting from Jubilee Tower

6.7 mile walk to Quermore.

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