Cycle at Wray Castle, Cumbria

Fell Foot Park on Lake Windermere, Cumbria

This mock-Gothic castle sits on the shores of Windermere, with informal grounds to explore. Follow the linear route for approximately four miles for views of the lake.

Wray Castle itself is also brilliant for families, with play space both indoors and out and lots of 50 things activities, including den building (number 4) and stone skimming (number 5) on the largest natural lake in England.

More easy cycle routes in the North West:

  • With minor roads, forest tracks and bridleways, beginners can enjoy a variety of rides in the Coniston area, in Cumbria. If you'd like a bit of help with those hills you can even hire electric bikes locally.This route invites you to learn about the history of Beatrix Potter and the landscape that she was so determined to protect. It's a ten mile route, through Cumbria, but it can be shortened.
  • You can cycle along the asparagus trail (pdf) at Formby, Merseyside. Please ask at the kiosk for a map.