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 Fellinis Cinema in Ambleside on June 21st. Join them and speakers Alistair Maltby and Corin Smith to find out more about how we can all help to save wild salmon and their rivers.
Staff member Rich reviews the R1 hoody
The winners and runners-up were Jack Bacon and Luis Salas from Keswick, Islay Lane from Bassenthwaite, Eve McMullan from Ravenglass, Jensen Blanks from Egremont and Murin, Eden and Lawson Birks from Gosforth.