On the 13th of March we rode from the Thirlmere dam end of the A591 along the closed back road around the lake. It is closed at the moment except for buses and cycle/pedestrian use and takes you to the bottom of Dunmail raise and onto the tempoary road through the woods on the eastern side of the road. It pops you out near the top of the raise and allows for a car free run down into Grasmere. We had lunch in Greens resturant and then enjoyed the ride back over with a little more sun. This is a great ride but only available for a few more weeks while the A591 is being rebuilt. I urge anybody wanting a peaceful ride and great views to use the oppertunity while it`s there. Some could argue that the back road around the lake should stay car free and I may agree.
Watch out for the Keswick to Ambleside shuttle buses though. They are once an hour each way and although travel slowly on the closed sections, may still catch you out!
18 March 2016 by John Owens
Patagonia will be showing their new film at the Alhambra Cinema in Keswick on July 23rd. Join us and the West Cumbria Rivers Trust to find out more about how we can all help to save wild salmon and their rivers.
George Fisher General Manager PATRICK TAYLOR-BIRD on our continued search for the ideal solution…
A lot of thought goes into the brands we stock here in Fishers, everything from what is 'fit-for-purpose' both here in the lakes and internationally to what our customers ask for and now, more than ever, who are the most 'responsible' brands with strong sustainability messages. What do 'sustainable and responsible' mean? Well we're going to explain this, one brand at a time, starting with Haglofs.