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Leisure & Activities walking and cycling

With 150 km of paths in varied terrain, we can cater for all the familys needs. Watch the video by clicking on the play button in the images.

Paths can follow along the shoreline of lakes. Here they are generally flat, but the ground water level is high, so you can encounter muddy conditions in wet weather when strong shoes or boots are recommended. For this reason we can't encourage cyclists or horse riders on those stretches, as the surface would soon become impassable for walkers.

There are many other paths on higher ground which meander through woodland and on to open moorland. We have clear signs showing the routes of public bridleways and permissive walks and cycle routes. Some paths are relatively level and have been surfaced to improve wheelchair access.

Our downloadable leaflets tell you all you need to know to select a leisurely stroll, an active cycle or a challenging hike. If we find it necessary to close a section of path for maintenance, the closure will be found in the table below.

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