Mountain Bike Hire:

Hire Bikes and create your own adventure in Eskdale and the surrounding valleys.
Explore the National Park by bike taking in the scenery on the bridleways and country roads.

Daily Rates

  • Adult bike - £25
  • Child’s Bike (U12) - £15
  • Tag-Along - £10

Half day discount - 10%

The Eskdale Trail: West Lakes Adventure – Ravenglass approx. 9.5 miles

Duration: 2 – 3 hours

Mostly off road with a mixture of country lanes, grassy fields and stony tracks, can get wet and muddy in places if it is or has been raining. It’s a relatively easy trail with one challenging hill – Chapel Hill, a 1.2km steep accent! Be prepared to push up this one! Long downhill descent to Ravenglass makes the hill worth it!

Things to do on route: With slight diversions, there are lots of places to eat and drink on the way. St Catherine’s Church, by the River Esk is a quaint and beautiful place, take a breath by the river there too! Boot Village with two pubs serving food all day and the historic Boot Mill, pop in and see John at the village gift shop for an Ice Cream (he may keep you talking a while). Trough House Bridge Jump if you are feeling brave or Forge Bridge for a swim. King George IV (nearly a half way refreshment stop). Bower House Inn (quite a diversion of the trail). Muncaster Castle, a great day out. The Bath House, Ravenglass is steeped in Roman History, here are the remains of a bath house which you will see on the trail as you approach the Village. Ravenglass is a beautiful seaside village with a stunning estuary and lots of great views and wildlife. Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway, a narrow-gauge railway ride with stunning scenery connecting us to Ravenglass.

Ride & Ratty: Return on the Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway, AKA The La’al Ratty, a 40 minute train journey back to Eskdale through some of the finest scenery. You will need to book the bikes on the train, this can be done by phone prior to the day of your ride, or on the day at the Dalegarth Station, which is located on the trial, just under a mile from West Lakes Adventure.

Take the Chapple Hill Challenge! The individual with full proof and concluding video evidence that they have beat the hill and ridden it all the way to the top without stopping or falling off will get their hire half price! (T’s & C’s Apply).

Hardknott Pass and the Duddon Valley:

West Lakes Adventure – West Lakes Adventure
Duration: 3 – 4 hours

Mostly on road. Take the challenge of the second steepest pass in the UK, Hardknott Pass. This is one of the most challenging up hills you may encounter on a bike, but the ride through the Duddon valley and perhaps a refreshment stop at the Newfield Inn is well worth it! But don’t think that’s all the hard bits over, you still have Travellers Rest to peddle up, quite a steep hill which is the starting point of Birker Moor. All I can say is the views on a good day are worth it, views out to the coast and over the mountains – a great way to take in the Western Lake District. Back to West Lakes Adventure for a well deserved pint next door at the Woolpack Inn!

Mountain Bike Guiding
Take the stress out of your day in the saddle and hire a mountain bike guide to accompany you. Your instructor will use their wealth of in-depth local knowledge to assist you in choosing a suitable and memorable route, and if you wish they will spend the day coaching you in aspects of mountain biking.

For enquiries please call us on 019467 23753

Get in Touch

West Lakes Adventure
Woolpack Farm
Boot
Eskdale Valley
Cumbria CA19 1TH

  019467 23753
  enquiries@westlakesadventure.co.uk

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