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Local Bike Rides & Maps

Library of digital Rides with a Mobile App to guide you

Image above: Whinlatter Forest, © Dave Willis and Cumbria Tourism.

We offer a growing library of local bike rides to suit all ages including "The Bowderdale Classic" for enthusiasts (see also: All rides include a digitised route that can be loaded into a hand-held GPS or mobile phone App which should ensure that you don’t get lost!

Phone Screenshot

The map to the left (OS 1:25k HD Northern England 2016. Copyright © 2016 Crown Copyright; OS, Licence Number PU100034184) is an actual screenshot from a mobile phone taken during the Walla Crag walk (see "Walks" page). The blue line superimposed on the map is the route loaded from our library whilst the circle containing the cross-hairs at the bottom near the shoreline is the current position with the red arrow indicating the direction of travel. We don't supply the App or the maps but you'll find "How To" Articles at the bottom of this page (a recent Android mobile or iPhone is required).

The Apps and the detailed OS Maps take the guesswork out of riding - you don't have to work out from what you see around you or from a textual description in a Guide book where you think you are ... you'll know and you can simply enjoy the ride rather than worry about getting lost - so leave the books behind ... but do take a spare battery!

As a guest of The Hyning Estate then you can download the route and any attachments from our server and after your walk we encourage you to upload any photos or route details / interesting facts / places to eat / things to do or see that you think would be of interest to other guests.

If the ride you’re looking for isn’t currently in the library then we’ll be pleased create the electronic route for you providing that you can give us at a good description of the route. (At least 24 hours’ notice is required, and subject to our availability).

You can load our routes into hand-held GPS navigators or download the OS Maps or Memory-Map Apps from your online phone store. The Apps are free but you’ll need to buy or rent the digital North of England OS Explorer map or simply opt for a subscription for the whole country (very good value at £2.99 for a month). This will give you access to 1:25k (Explorer) and 1:50k (Landranger) OS maps that you can load into your phone or view on your PC and print.

We use Memory Map Navigator which offers 30 day free trials of maps but you may prefer the OS Maps App because there is a much bigger selection of map rental & purchase options and you can redeem codes off recent printed maps that you may already own. You can also use the OS Maps App in conjunction with OS Maps Online so that (as well as redeeming printed maps) you can then download sections of subscribed maps onto your mobile device. A subscription also enables you to download other routes from the OS that have been contributed by the wider OS Maps User Community. We recommend trying both apps before purchase to choose the one that best suits you and your mobile.

Our routes overlay the OS maps which are far more detailed than the normal mobile Google maps showing all the footpaths, contours and map symbols. Don’t be tempted to make do with the free base maps that come with the Apps as they are not detailed enough and will spoil the rides for you. 

Prefer "real" Maps & Guide Books?

Navigation Apps aren't for everyone but you can browse and download the rides and the material provided by other guests using our NextCloud collaboration platform before you arrive and print any that take your fancy (login details emailed the week before arrival).

The Hyning Estate Rides 1-15 (Click Map to Enlarge)

The Hyning Estate Rides 1-15


 Ride   Description  Miles   Feet   Grade   Type 
1 Hyning, the Lune Valley & Fox's Pulpit  13.8  1800   Moderate  Road
2 Hyning, the Old Scotch Road & Killington  15.5  1625   Moderate   Road
3 Hyning, Benson's Knott & Kendal  13.5  1725   Moderate   Road
4 Hyning, Whinfell and Borrowdale  18.4 2300   Strenuous   Mixed 
5 Ingleton to Ribblehead Viaduct  13.9 1125   Easy   Mixed
6 The Dent Valley round  16.7  1475   Moderate   Road 
7 The Bowderdale Classic  23.6 4000   Specialist   Off-Road
8 Kirkby Stephen Villages & Viaducts 12.3 1050   Easy  Road
9 Askham Fell & Ullswater  13.2 1500   Moderate  Mixed
10 Kentmere & Staveley 12.4 1600   Moderate   Mixed 
11 Claife Heights & Windermere 10.1 1200   Easy   Mixed
12 Grizedale Forest round  8.5 1500   Moderate  Off-Road 
13 Elterwater & the Langdales  9.5 1500   Moderate   Road 
14 Milnthorpe, Arnside & the Kent Estuary 10.9 950   Easy   Road
15 Silverdale & the Lancaster Canal 13.5 830   Easy   Mixed 











Example Rides, "Step-by-Step" and GPX Routes

If you're interested in cycling or walking then we recommend that you install one of the Apps and become familiar with its operation before you arrive for your holiday. Try loading the example rides below.

[If using Memory Map then please note that your phone will only download tiles from the internet as you need them so please ensure that you take a look at the whole ride on your phone before you leave (via WiFi) in case the mobile phone signal is poor at your destination]. If you're using the OS Maps App with a subscription then you'll need to download the section of the map that you need for your ride before leaving].

Please refer to the articles below.

Example Rides - Cycling from The Hyning Estate
Example Rides - Cycling from The Hyning Estate

Examples: Four circular cycle routes starting at The Hyning Estate


How to install either OS maps or Memory Map Navigator on your mobile device

Local Walks & Rides - Extra Resources for Guests
Local Walks & Rides - Extra Resources for Guests

Additional Resources available to Guests at The Hyning Estate