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Cartmel circular cycle ride

Rating: 5 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Difficulty: Moderate
Length: 18 miles
Duration: Half day

Overview :  An 18 mile circular cycle ride which takes in some of the pretty villages around the bottom edge of the South Lakes and the Northern... more »

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Points of Interest

1. Starting Point - Newton-in-Cartmel

The route starts at the Hamlet of Newton-in-Cartmel. There is limited parking outside the village hall. Alternatively there are a number of laybys on the roads leading out on the Hamlet.

2. Route to Witherslack

The road out of Newton starts with a fairly steep climb and continues to Witherslack with a few steep accents and descents. There as some nice views from the higher points on the route.

3. Witherslack

Witherslack is a small village situated four miles west of Levens Bridge. It has some amenities, a store, a post office and a village hall.
Watch out for the Scare Crow Festival!

4. Subway

There is a subway out of Witherslack which avoids having to cross the busy A590

5. Roads to Grange over Sands

The roads from Witherslack to Grange over Sands are nice and flat and very quiet.

Grange-over-Sands was once a tiny fishing hamlet at the crossing of the sands of Morecambe Bay, the coming of the railway made Grange into a popular holiday resort. Its historic buildings in the beautiful local limestone are now part of the town's character.

There is the most amazing view point on the sumit of Hampsfell, offering views as far and... More

The historic unspoilt village of Cartmel is situated in a quiet valley in one of England’s most outstanding areas of natural beauty.

Offering stunning views of the South Lakeland District fells and countryside. Cartmel has grown up around its famous 12th Century medieval Priory of St Mary & St Michael.

Founded as a priory for 'the regular... More