Bikepacking routes in the Lake District?

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  • Hey. I’m thinking of doing a two day bikepacking trip in the Lakes and wondering if anyone knows of a good route covering around 60 miles each day? Looking for as much off road as possible with a decent bivy spot on the Friday and Saturday night. Planning on getting the train up on the Friday evening then cycling into the hills to bivy somewhere closeish. Any help would be really appreciated.



  • Following. Great area.

  • Your mileage would get you round the Lakeland 200:­keland200.html

    I've not done it, but would like to go round one day. It does look like an MTB route, eg I know the chunk over High Street and that can be heavy going in the wet, so that does set you up for good bivvy spots and plenty of off road.

  • @cagimaha ? Don't mention b*kep*cking though.

  • The Lakeland 200 is a great route, some bits may be a bit more interesting if you're fully loaded especially so if it's been wet as mentioned above. I've not ridden the whole route but have done most of it in different sections. It's also easily accessible from the west coast mainline trains which stop in Oxenholme just south of Kendal.

    Depending on how long you've got I'd consider changing the last part of the route by dropping down to Haweswater from High Street and then riding south over Gatescarth pass and staying the night in Mosedale Cottage Bothy which is one of the best I've seen.

  • The Lakeland 200 looks great. Definitely going the list. Thanks for the advice.

  • This bothy sounds interesting!

  • Giving this a bump...interested in routes that will get me from Whitehaven to Lancaster. I'll be set up with bike packing style rig so happy to do anything from road through trails but keen to avoid anything too technical or hike a bike. Any particular recommendations?

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Bikepacking routes in the Lake District?

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