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Silurian Way Cycle Trail
(Average user rating: 4 unrated 3.7/5)

Grade of Trail:

  • Difficult

Length of trail:

14 miles

Trail is currently open

Grizedale cycling map


A great long distance cycle route which takes in many sculptures.  The trail covers both sides of the valley taking in contrasting forest habitats and wonderful views.  Be prepared for the hills though! and includes a couple of miles of public road to ride.

Start at the Visitor Centre car park and follow the orange waymarkers.

What do other visitors say?

5 Stars 5 Stars

Admittedly, yes there is hill after hill but that is what makes this route good. I want to get a good workout so love this trail. Done it twice now and yesterday only took just under 1 1/2 hours. Excellent for endurance.

Jamie, 26/Feb/2012
3 Stars 3 Stars

Tough climbs,nice views

Giant Mark, 20/May/2011
5 Stars 5 Stars

nice route - plenty of climbs

Martin, 4/May/2011
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What's Here?

  • Gradient (hard)
  • Trail maps are available from the Visitor Centre
More about what's here


OS Grid ref: SD336944

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Grizedale Visitor Centre

01229 860010

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