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Lowther Valley

Head south into the sheltered valley that lies between the limestone outcrops of the Orton Fells and the rugged granite scenery of the central Lake District. This is largely Lowther Estate land within the Lake District National Park, and the route takes in several attractive small villages close to the river. You can extend your ride to take a closer look at Haweswater Reservoir, created by a dam in the 1930's to provide water for Manchester.

  • Start/finish: Sandgate Car Park or Brougham Hall (cycle hire)

  • Distance: 26 miles (41km)

  • Grade: Long-Moderate, all on-road except short track under A66

  • Refreshments: Cafes: Askham, Bampton, Brougham Hall

  • Pubs: Askham, Bampton, Bampton Grange, Eamont Bridge

  • Shop: Askham

  • Public loos: Penrith, Brougham Hall

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Further information

Penrith Tourist Information Centre, Middlegate, Penrith
Telephone: 01768 867466.