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Explore Blengdale
(Average user rating: 5 unrated 5/5)

Blengdale Forest walk alongside the river BlengBlengdale Forest provides a variety of outdoor experiences, from a gentle walk up the valley of the River Bleng to a cycle ride around the forest roads.

From the highest points Blengdale offers wild views of Wasdale, Haycock and the West Cumbrian Coast.

For some light refreshement stop off on Gosforth and sample the delicious Gosforth Bakery's pies , famous throughout Cumbria.

What do other visitors say?

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Rode through here with Cumbrian Heavy Horses, beautiful forest, excellent paths and ideal grassy area for a lunch stop. Great that the large gates are accessible for horses to go through.

Sally Ward, 5/Jun/2017
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Good forest roads for exploring on a mountain bike without having to go off road but with some muddy sections and hill climbs. I did about 6.5km. Great views of the hills above the Bleng and down to the river below that I hadn't seen before. I haven't yet gone further to the next wood at Scalderskew. That looks equally interesting and looks like you could join published mountain bike routes beyond at Monks Bridge and Cold Fell.

PJ, 28/Dec/2015

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  • See some of Cumbria's tallest trees by walking up the valley of the River Bleng.
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