All 3 starts merge at Braithwaite
Nestling at the bottom of the Whinlatter Pass and Newlands Valley with the spectacular backdrop of Grisedale Pike and Bassenthwaite Lake, the routes from Whitehaven, St Bees and Workington merge in time to take you to the picturesque village of Braithwaite.
Braithwaite is half-way between Thornthwaite and Keswick. It’s an excellent base for touring the Lake District, close to Loweswater, Crummock Water and Buttermere.
It’s a straight and pleasant run through a quintessentially English village scene, over a Medieval humped-back bridge. This section of Braithwaite, leading out towards Little Braithwaite and Ullock, is somehow preserved in time. Only cars spoil the scene – otherwise you could be back in the 18th century.
Cycle Repairs – Ian Hindmarch fixes bikes in his workshop next to the village stores by the hump-back bridge. 017687 78273.