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Pod ‘n’ Pedal

Lakeland's Latest Cycling Odyssey

Pedal by Day, Pod by Night

Cyclists can now tour the Lake District’s best-loved highlights on a four-day break which will see them waking every morning to a new vista from their camping pod accommodation. The “Pod ‘n’ Pedal” break begins in the north of Cumbria and works its way south via country lanes, roads and cycle paths, suitable for both road and mountain bikes.


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Pod ‘n’ Pedal breaks start on Sunday, Monday or Tuesday from 01 March to 15 November, and exclude school holiday periods. The cost includes three nights in comfortable modern camping pods, each overlooking a different lake with spectacular mountain scenery and maps, but not food.

The itinerary

Covers just under 70 miles of scenic grandeur, has been put together by three of Cumbria’s most highly acclaimed holiday parks, all independently owned.

Day One

It is envisaged that guests will arrive with their bikes by train at Penrith station, and then take an easy 8-mile ride to The Quiet Site overlooking Ullswater.

Day Two

After a night in one of the park’s spacious and insulated timber pods, it’s a delightful 24-mile ride to Keswick via Aira Force waterfalls, and a gorgeous stretch along a disused railway track.

A must-see for many en-route will be the 4000-year-old mystical stone circle at Castlerigg.

Journey’s end is here¬† at Castlerigg Hall park where you can enjoy breathtaking views over Derwentwater and the western fells and unwind on the parks restaurant terrace enjoying a bite to eat and drink. (please note; restaurant is closed all day Tuesday and Wednesday morning)

Day Three

Day three’s ride is along minor roads to Grasmere and Ambleside, followed by a lovely lakeside path along Windermere before a ferry crossing and a short journey to Park Cliffe.

The three parks also have excellent food and drink facilities either on-site or very close at hand – and, as family-owned enterprises, have strong reputations for hospitality and personal service.

Day Four

Day four leaves time for exploring the area before a 6-mile ride to Windermere railway station.