Run by: Phil & Julie Jones
Quality bunkhouse accommodation by Nenthead Mines on the route. Sole use of the bunkhouse cannot be guaranteed for your group unless you arrange this with us in advance. Each bed is styled like a ship’s cabin bunk with blinds for privacy and a small internal light and shelf. Downstairs is a sitting room / dining room. The bunkhouse is fully heated, has hot water and two showers. The Miners Arms does evening meals (01434 381427). Please book in advance, especially for groups.
Rooms: 1 bunkhouse sleeps 6. Bed (and self-catering b'fast): £18. Eve meal: Miners Arms pub. Pk lunch: by arrangement. Kitchen: cooker, fridge/freezer, microwave, toaster etc. Utility/washing room with washing machine & tumble dryer. Bedding is provided (duvet, pillow & sheets). Towels on request. Secure cycle storage.
Run by: Cathy Reynolds & Danny Taylor
Great addition to the route and just a quick mile to The Miner's Arms in Nenthead. This is a terraced campsite and bunkhouse, ideal for self-catering groups of up to 24, though meals can be pre-ordered (from £6 - look out for Cathy's cakes). Charming spot and beautifully converted bunkhouse with ample washrooms. Towel hire possible. Three bunkrooms sleeping 10, 9 and 5. Largest one has en-suite facilities. BBQ for hire and also a firepit. Breakfast can also be ordered, as well as provisions and drinks if you wish.
Run by: Adele Phillips & Pamela Kent
A bit of luxury at the end of a hard day in the saddle? Here you have it, with a pub attached, the Coach House. In addition to a good pint, main courses go from £8, not to mention afternoon tea for those wanting to pop in for sustenance before the climbs ahead. Look out for great online deals at the hotel. Cycle friendly and stylish, attractive setting in affordable country house accommodation. A splendid setting just off the A689, about 1.5 miles west of Nenthead.
Run by: Alison Clark
Voted the 'Greenest Pub In Britain' after winning it Green Tourism Gold Star. Excellent food and good beer at the pub which lays claim to being the highest in England. The new luxury en-suite accommodation was amongst the 2012 Top 10 B&Bs in Cumbria in the Guardian travel section. Alison has run the Miners since 1988, adding a conservatory dining room. Member of the Green Tourism scheme promoted by the AONB.
Run by: Marie & Peter Haynes
In this rugged section of the ride lies an oasis of comfort and calm: Lovelady Shield, an elegant Georgian former shooting lodge on the banks of the river Nent. Award winning food and three acres of secluded gardens in which to sit and relax after the ups and downs. Ideal for groups as there are three cottages, ideal for self-catering one-nighters as well as 12 bedrooms. Cocktail bar, library and lounge with log fires. The highlight for many is dinner, served in an elegant dining room. The menu varies daily and is imaginatively prepared by the longstanding master chef, Barrie Garton.