The area around Ravenstonedale is popular with cyclists with a miriad of uncrowded narrow country lanes undulating through superb Cumbrian scenery. Using an OS map it is easy to plan circular routes to suit your wishes on roads that meander through open fells and moorland taking in small villages and hamlets on the way. A little further away to the east is the Eden Valley and to the west is the Lake District National Park. These areas provide magical cycling environments for road cyclists and mountain bikers alike.
Cycle routes in Cumbria offers a wide choice of circular tours from the Eden Valley to the Lake District.
There are established mountain biking routes on the Howgills and additional opportunities in the surrounding countryside. The terrain on the Howgills is well illustrated in this youtube video.
Stonetrail Bike Hire, at Fell End, Ravenstonedale, provides mountain bike hire and guided trips on pre-planned routes for all abilities. Half day and full day outings with refreshments are available. Full day hire £15 Half day hire £10. Price includes helmets and route maps. Variety of routes including pub stops. Contact details: 015396 23444 or 07775 642400 email: stonetrailholidays.com