Distance – 15 Kilometres / 9 Miles – Approx Time 1.25 – 3 hrs
Terrain – A mixture of tarmac road and green lanes. The riding is easy and non-technical, with a couple of short uphill sections.
- From Hawkshead take the road towards Near Sawrey & the ferry. After crossing a small bridge on the outskirts of the village, turn left – north – towards High Wray.
- At High Wray turn right – southeast – towards Lake Windermere and follow the road down to the shoreline.
- The road now turns into a green lane, which you follow south down the side of the lake. Eventually there is a tarmac surface again. (There are some excellent picnic spots on the shore opposite Belle Isle.)
- At the ‘T’ junction turn right and follow the road up the hill and into Far Sawrey – first refreshment spot. Then onto Near Sawrey – more refreshments, before arriving back in Hawkshead.