This is a spectacular “Coast to Coast” cycle route, starting on the Island of Walney-in-Furness, passing through Barrow-in-Furness and the South Lakes. You can enjoy the Market town of Kendal, before cycling through the stunning Howgills and climbing toEngland‘s highest pub (Tan Hill at 1732 ft). What a bonus! The Cycle Route takes you through the beautiful and historic Barnard Castle, Bishop Auckland and Durham, finishing in the old industrial heartlands of the North East .
The Walney to Wear offers cyclists of all levels and abilities, the chance to take in some spectacular scenery. Mostly on country lanes, back roads and cycle paths, it does have a few off road bits but nothing that a well-shod touring, trekking or hybrid bike can’t cope with.
“If you’re a cycle commuter, a leisure walker or a long-distance bike tourer – join the million-plus people that love using Sustrans’ well-signed National Cycle Network every single day.”
Spanning the UK, the Network’s 13,400 miles of walking and cycling routes include:
- scenic traffic-free paths
- quiet roads and lanes
- signed on-road routes
- themed long-distance routes
Source – Sustrans http://www.sustrans.org.uk
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- Walney 2 Wear – The Ultimate Guide (walney2wear.wordpress.com)
- Walney offshore wind farm is world’s biggest (for now) (physorg.com)
- Coast to Coast (challenges30.com)