West Cumbria child friendly route

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West Cumbria child friendly route

Post by Mitomaniac » Thu Feb 07, 2019 5:28 pm

Hi, does any one have experience or knowledge of somewhere West Cumbria ISH that would be suitable for a 8 year old to ride around with myself of course and a nice bivvy spot for the night preferably near a cafe for special breakfast etc.

Little fella wants to come along I have a spare bivvy bag for him and I got him a decent sleeping bag from the rock and run sale too. Have a trailstar copy tarp so plenty of coverage just need a leisurely route with good spot to make.camp.for the night and enjoy the outdoors. I'll just rucksack the gear he can't carry but should be able to stick a bar bag on his bike with some light stuff in

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Re: West Cumbria child friendly route

Post by quimarche » Thu Feb 07, 2019 7:00 pm

Recently rode a re-purposed railway line into Whitehaven. There you can find food, and I reckon a night spent atop the cliff might be pretty special.

https://www.sustrans.org.uk/ncn/map/rou ... ate-rowrah
https://www.visitcumbria.com/wc/whiteha ... ycle-path/

You should also be able to find something further north; there'll you'll find beaches and nature reserves.

https://www.sustrans.org.uk/ncn/map/rou ... lway-coast
https://www.countryfile.com/go-outdoors ... ike-rides/
https://visitallerdale.co.uk/insider-in ... -by-cycle/

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Re: West Cumbria child friendly route

Post by RIP » Thu Feb 07, 2019 7:02 pm

https://www.visitcumbria.com/wc/west-cu ... e-network/

:-bd

Bivi spots? Surprisingly not much big woodland in that area but various copses dotted along those routes. Plenty of caffs in Workington, Whitehaven, Cockermouth, Egremont etc.
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Re: West Cumbria child friendly route

Post by RIP » Thu Feb 07, 2019 7:05 pm

Sorry quimarche, I hit submit before your more comprehensive post popped up! It's a very interesting area anyway - 8yr-old would find plenty to see (although admittedly there aren't many "attractions" - the story of the rum trade perhaps :wink: https://www.rumstory.co.uk/. Dunno if you get free samples). Oh, I see you're based in Cumbria so we're probably teaching granny to suck eggs here....

(PS. Re bivi spots, I can PM you the locations of a disused hen-house, a derelict caravan, and a cosy barn, if they're any use :wink: )
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Re: West Cumbria child friendly route

Post by Mitomaniac » Thu Feb 07, 2019 7:51 pm

(PS. Re bivi spots, I can PM you the locations of a disused hen-house, a derelict caravan, and a cosy barn, if they're any use :wink: )[/quote]


It's almost as if your describing my in laws farm lol

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Re: West Cumbria child friendly route

Post by Lazarus » Fri Feb 08, 2019 7:43 pm

eskdale path to boot - its a BW - well at least part o fit is #

River all the way at the side so stone throwing, waterfall, some bouldering on the way

Pub at Boot but not sure of opening times - BIvyy pretty much anywhere on the route

http://www.streetmap.co.uk/idld.srf?x=3 ... 99512&lm=0

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Re: West Cumbria child friendly route

Post by Mitomaniac » Fri Feb 08, 2019 7:49 pm

Lazarus wrote:eskdale path to boot - its a BW - well at least part o fit is #

River all the way at the side so stone throwing, waterfall, some bouldering on the way

Pub at Boot but not sure of opening times - BIvyy pretty much anywhere on the route

http://www.streetmap.co.uk/idld.srf?x=3 ... 99512&lm=0

perfect thanks

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Re: West Cumbria child friendly route

Post by quimarche » Sun Feb 10, 2019 8:20 pm

If it's not too late, how about a ride up the forest path in Ennerdale?

http://www.wildennerdale.co.uk/wordpres ... valley.pdf

Black Sail hostel isn't open til mid-March but would make for a proper adventure for a young 'un.

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