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Example Rides - Cycling from The Hyning Estate

Examples: Four circular cycle routes starting at The Hyning Estate

Ride 1: Circular Ride from The Hyning Estate along the Lune valley in the shadow of The Howgills with return via Fox's Pulpit

Mostly on narrow lanes but with one very small section on the A685 Tebay road - 13.8 miles, total climb 1800 feet. A pleasant and varied ride, taking you under the Lowgill Viaduct and over the historic Crook of Lune Bridge (see photos below).

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Ride 2: Figure of eight Ride from The Hyning Estate along The Old Scotch Road to Killington Reservoir with return via Broad Head

Mostly on narrow lanes but with one very small section on the A684 Sedbergh road - 15.5 miles, total climb 1625 feet. A lovely ride to find a hidden reservoir, taking you over and then parallel with the M6 along The Old Scotch Road to a circuit of Killington Reservoir - a hidden gem (see photos below).

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Ride 3: Circular Ride from The Hyning Estate to Fisher Tarn and then along Paddy's Lane with fine views over Kendal with return via Mealbank and Whinfell Tarn

Mostly on narrow lanes but with one very small section on the A685 Tebay road - 13.5 miles, total climb 1750 feet. A panoramic and rewarding ride, taking you first to Fisher Tarn then around Benson Knot and along Paddy's Lane with fine views over Kendal. The last section from Mealbank by the river Mint is just beautiful albeit a little hilly (see photos below).

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Ride 4: Circular Ride from The Hyning Estate around Whinfell Common along Borrowdale returning along the beautiful Lune Valley

A mixture of narrow lanes and bridleways but with one very small section on the A685 Tebay road - 18.4 miles, total climb 2300 feet. A varied, challenging and most rewarding ride in 3 main sections, the first which takes you on narrow lanes to the North West end of Borrowdale. The second stage is down the quiet, secluded and picturesque Borrowdale Valley over bridleways which turn into gravel tracks before emerging at the South East end. The last section takes you under the M6 and mainline railway along the Lune Valley via Howgill Lane, over the Crook of Lune Bridge and under the Lowgill Viaduct (see photos below).

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The Hyning Estate's "Borrowdale Challenge"

For those who only cycle occasionally many of the routes will feel challenging so start with some of the easy, shorter routes around the coast & lakesides. The four example routes above (startng from The Hyning Estate) are all relatively straightforward but may be challenging in terms of distance and / or total climb with the most challenging being Ride 4 through Borrowdale (not to be confused with Keswick's Borrowdale). As an added incentive all guests completing this ride can claim a complimentary drink in the bar (coffee / beer or soft drink) including any "enthusiasts" who whilst finding it very straightforward will enjoy the ride and who should go on to complete The Bowderdale Classic (no prizes for this one, but the rest of us will be in awe) - see the video here.

The Howgill Fells

Lowgill Viaduct

Crook of Lune Bridge

Killington Reservoir

The Borrowdale Valley

M6 & Rail Bridges as you join the Lune Valley