The Tale of Miss Potter (14 miles/22.8 km)
On this fabulous tour by electric bicycle we visit three places associated with Beatrix Potter – Wray Castle, the Beatrix Potter Gallery in Hawkshead, and Hill Top at Near Sawrey.
We start at Bowness-on-Windermere (Glebe Road) for induction and cycling practice on electric bikes. After crossing the lake by ferry, we travel along the western shore of Windermere (largely traffic-free) to Wray Castle for a tour of the house and gardens. From there we head to Hawkshead, enjoying stunning views along the way. After visiting the Beatrix Potter Gallery and lunch, we take the quieter road around Esthwaite Water to Hill Top. Here we beat the queues and have a mid-afternoon visit to Beatrix Potter’s much-loved home. From there it’s downhill wheeling back to the ferry landing and Bowness-on-Windermere.
Distance: 14 miles or 22.8 km
Duration: 10.00 a.m. to around 5.00 p.m.
Grade: Moderate. Some uphill cycling required to gain views but relatively easy on an electric bicycle. Route is mainly on quiet roads with an off-road section along the western shore of Windermere.
Cost: £55 per person, which includes hire of electric bicycle, ferry crossing and services of a Blue Badge guide. Admission to Wray Castle, Beatrix Potter Gallery and Hill Top is additional but at reduced rates and/or pre-booked entry. However, if you are a National Trust member, entry is free to all these venues.
Please ring 01228 562096 or 07557 915 855 to book or email: email@example.com.
• You must be reasonably fit to take part and have some experience of riding bicycles.
• You must declare any relevant health issues before taking part in any bike tour.
• Each tour can take a maximum of 8 participants, so early booking is recommended.
• The tour is subject to at least 4 bookings and will be cancelled if the minimum group size is not achieved within 48 hours of the tour date.
• Payment can be made on the day or through Electric Mountain (www.electric-mountain.co.uk).
• At the time of booking, please declare whether you are member of the National Trust or not.
Payment can be made on the day or through Electric Mountain (www.electric-mountain.co.uk)