Leg 3: Troutbeck to Haltwhistle on the National Cycle Network
On the third leg of your holiday, you will travel north from Troutbeck to Haltwhistle, travelling from the Lake District National Park to the edge of the North Pennines - an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
This stretch of the tour is 46 miles long and takes approximately five hours and 45 minutes, passing through the most stunning scenery. There are a number of pubs and cafes that you could stop at along the route to refuel, some of which are mentioned in the instructions, while some of the towns and villages en route are also worth stopping to explore.
Full step-by-step instructions of the route can be downloaded below, and the map below illustrates the route you will be taking on the third day of your holiday.
Sustrans National Cycle Network
If you're a cycle commuter, a leisure walker or a long-distance bike tourer, join the million plus people that love using Sustrans' well-signed National Cycle Network every single day. Spanning the UK, the Network's 13,400 miles of walking and cycling routes include traffic-free paths, quiet roads and lanes, and themed long-distance routes. It's co-ordinated by Sustrans, the charity that's enabling people to travel by foot, bike and public transport for more of the journeys we make every day.
We can help you to extend your cycle tour and explore every corner of the UK by bike with our wide range of maps and guidebooks.
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