Where has the summer gone? Now the trees are turning and the bracken is again its rusty winter brown, it’s still great fun to cycle the Lakeland lanes.
The Lake District is internationally famous for its fantastic range of Autumnal colours. This ‘back end’ has been particularly warm so even as we approach Halloween the fields are still green and the leaves still on the trees. This has been great cycling weather with amazing views over the lakes, fells, and mountains as the seasons change.
On a recent ride, with the rustling of the dry leaves on the road, the first scents of Autumn wafted by. No frosts as yet to really ripen the trees leaves, and still warm enough to ride in summer mitts.
The cottages at Coal Yeat Farm are on offer at the moment with weekend and mid week breaks available – www.coalyeatcottages.co.uk – between now and Christmas is a great time to get away and cycle on the quiet Lakeland roads or fells. Tyan, a cottage for two, has a lovely open log cottage range fire to toast your toes on after a bracing ride.
No need to hire my bikes or take my routes, but you can if you wish, bring your own, explore yourself, have fun and relax.