Rusland Valley Loop

Distance: approx 18 miles

A few more short climbs in this ride before arriving in the flat valley bottom of the Rusland Pool. This is rural South Cumbria at its quietest and most quaint.

Rusland is well known for its ancient mixed forests of Oak, Hazel and other species used in past times for coppicing, charcoal burning, woodwork and eventually bobbins for the Lancashire cotton industry.