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Cycle Route
A do in a day cycle route. A 17 mile round trip that starts in Egremont.

A ride of varied scenery, from the spectacular sandstone cliffs of St Bees to the quiet lanes and cycle paths on historic railway lines inland. On traffic-free path (or greenway) and quiet roads. Some very narrow lanes. Cycle hire: Hire you bikes from us.

Area: Western Lake District
Distance: 17 miles/27.2 km
Start/End: Egremont T.I.C

1. From the TIC TL and follow main road (sign to Barrow). Join Hadrian's Cycleway (72) out of Egremont, then TR onto the greenway beside the main road into Thornhill.

2. Follow signs to go through Thornhill and through a narrow path between some garages then TL on greenway.

3. TR at road, go down hill (leaving Hadrian's Cycleway). Take first L after bridge to Braystones.

4. TR at Braystones and follow a very narrow road with banks covered in wildflowers in the summer (there is very little traffic, but listen out for cars especially on bends) to Nethertown and continue to St Bees, TL at the T jct for the village centre.

5. To get to the beach and cliffs continue through the village and then TL after the level crossing (sign to The Shore). Retrace your route back into the village.

6. Take the first L after the level crossing, into a small road (not signed) just past the Albert Hotel. Follow this quiet road with lovely views across the valley as you gently climb up through High Walton.

7. Look for the access point onto the greenway on your L. Join the greenway, then TR under the A595.

8. Stay on the greenway for 1 mile (1.6 km) past Moor Row. Where the greenway forks, TR following Hadrian's Cycleway (72), continuing along the greenway and then along quiet roads through Woodend and past Clints Quarry.

9. TL over bridge and follow Hadrian's Cycleway (72) on the greenway around the back of the houses. TL at road then TR before roundabout and follow Hadrian's Cycleway (72) round near the river and back to the centre of Egremont.

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