Walney to Wear

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 route is part of the National Cycle Network taking in the Lake District Peninsulars,North Pennines and the Land of the Prince Bishop. It has been designated regional route 20.

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.

You can buy a Map from Sustrans  –  RPN10 Walney to Wear Cycle Route Map

“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

.. help Sustrans maintain and continue to develop the National Cycle Networks.

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