Bay Cycle Way - 4 Day Itinerary

If you would like to cycle the whole route, why not take it at a leisurely pace over 4 days, to make the most of this stunning location. Explore historic sites, visitor attractions, towns and villages. Savour the views, witness the Bay’s abundant birdlife and sustain yourself with the region’s best food and drink all along the route. You can start the route at either end, tackle the full route, or simply cycle one section in one day, and visit again to enjoy another section.

Day One Walney Island - Ulverston

Taking in Barrow, Leece, Gleaston.

Places of interest in the area: Walney nature reserves, Furness Abbey, Dock Museum, Roa Island, Piel Island and castle, Gleaston Watermill, Birkrigg Stone Circle, Conishead Priory and Swarthmoor Hall.


Day Two Ulverston - Grange-over-Sands

Taking in Greenodd, Cartmel, Flookburgh.

Places of interest along the route: Hoad Monument, Laurel and Hardy Museum, Holker Hall and Gardens, foody capital Cartmel village, racecourse and Priory, Lakeland Miniature Village, Humphrey Head limestone headland.


Day Three Grange-over-Sands - Carnforth

Taking in Witherslack, Levens, Milnthorpe, Arnside and Silverdale.

Places of interest along the route: Winster Valley, Sizergh Castle, Levens Hall and gardens, Arnside and Silverdale AONB, Heron Corn Mill, RSPB Leighton Moss nature reserve, Leighton Hall, Carnforth Station and Visitor Centre - home of Brief Encounter.


Day Four Carnforth - Glasson Dock

Taking in Morecambe and Lancaster.

Places of interest along the route: Eric Morecambe’s statue, Morecambe’s Art Deco architecture, Georgian gem of Lancaster with its museums, castle and quayside. Extensions of the route can take in Heysham Head or Sunderland Point.

View the route online here

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Explore the Bay by pedal power

Launched in June 2015, the Bay Cycle Way connects Walney near Barrow to Glasson south of Lancaster, highlighting great viewpoints and sights and offering relaxed and inspiring cycling along quiet country lanes, canal tow paths and smooth promenade

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