The Lakes and Dales Loop, which passes by Thornthwaite Farm, has recently been described by The Telegraph as ‘Britain’s most beautiful bike route’. See the article for a brief description of the cycling route, including a mention of our local pub The Blacksmiths Arms .
The Lakes & Dales Loop is a spectacular, 196-mile on-road cycle route through the best of Cumbria’s countryside, where you can meander along gently undulating country lanes and explore the majestic beauty of the Lake District, West Cumbria, Morecambe Bay, the Yorkshire Dales and the Eden Valley. Riding the Lakes & Dales Loop reveals the rugged splendour of lesser-known corners of Cumbria away from the crowds.There are several options including the 196 mile circular route, which offers an accessible, long distance challenge ride or tour for all cycling interests and abilities. Rides could be a single day event for cyclists who are looking for the next challenge or a less strenuous ride over six days.
There is a one day tour taking in our local village Broughton-in-Furness and the Duddon Valley. Have a look at the dedicated website which gives full details and maps of the whole route or the shorter day rides for example, as well as information regarding events on in the local area.