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The Windermere Loop | Motorcycle Ride


James F · September 27, 2019

The Windermere Loop

A firm favourite of ours here at RideTo, this 65-mile loop through the stunning Lake District National Park will take you roughly an hour and a half and that's without any stops.

If you fancy a bite to eat before you head off, we recommend a stop in at the Urban Food House who serve some fantastic food to prepare you for your day of riding. Now which direction you take is completely up to you but we enjoy heading clockwise as the first stint of this route takes you down the length of the wonderful Lake Windemere.

The roads through this section are not the most adventurous but that enables you to really take your time and take in all the stunning views around you. There are plenty of places to pull over and take some pictures of your pride and joy by the lake.

Once you reach the bottom of lake Windere your head over through Newby Bridge, Backbarrow and down to the beautiful Greenodd. Where if you're wanting to stop for a coffee then you absolutely must check out Backehouse Born and Bread for a refuel. From there you head across to Broughton-in-Furness and turn northeast back towards Torver.

Here you will pass Coniston Water which again, offers plenty of wonderful photo opportunities. Twisty windy roads will lead you all the way to Skelwith Bridge before looping back to Windemere.

If you want to make the route a little longer and a little more challenging why not head over to the famous, Hardnott Pass. Known for its steep ascent and windy roads, this one is not for the faint-hearted.

Click the link below, load up the route and set off for a brilliant day of riding. Have fun!

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