Walks & Cycling Routes
The stunning countryside surrounding Appleby in Cumbria is perfect for exploring on foot or by bike. With a range of routes available, from gentle strolls to challenging hikes and rides, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.
One of the most popular walking routes in the area is the Appleby Circular Walk, a 7.5-mile trek that takes in beautiful views of the surrounding landscape, as well as a number of historical landmarks. The walk is suitable for most levels of fitness and starts and finishes in the charming market town of Appleby.
For more experienced hikers, the Pennine Way National Trail passes close to Appleby and offers breathtaking views of the Eden Valley and North Pennines. Covering over 250 miles, this trail is a challenging but rewarding option for those looking to explore some of England’s most spectacular landscapes.
Cycling enthusiasts will also find plenty to enjoy in the Appleby area, with the Cumbria Cycle Way providing a 140-mile circular route that showcases the region’s stunning scenery, including the Lake District National Park and the Eden Valley. The route passes through Appleby, making it a convenient option for visitors to the town.
Mountain bikers can also explore the rugged beauty of the countryside with off-road trails such as the Cross Fell High Level Route and the Eden Valley Loop, offering challenging terrain and spectacular views.
Whether you’re a seasoned hiker or cyclist, or simply looking for a leisurely stroll or bike ride, the Appleby area has a variety of routes to suit all levels of fitness and interest. So why not take in the fresh air, soak up the stunning scenery, and experience the beauty of this picturesque part of Cumbria?