C2C - Route 71

Route Section: Keswick > Alston

From Start: 77km (48m) | From Finish: 150km (94m)


Penrith 10km (6m)

Alston 130km (81m)

About Blencow Village

The village of Blencow, about a mile and a half beyond Greystoke en route for Newton Reigny and Penrith, is divided by the River Petteril into two small hamlets called Little and Great Blencow.

In the centre, beside the village green, is an attractive pub called the Crown Inn, which serves good food and real ale.

For those wishing to linger and enjoy the local attractions, Ullswater is nearby and is well worth a day cycling around. You can jump aboard one of the ancient steamers that ply this magnificent and easternmost of the Lakes.

Where To Sleep

Mill Farm

Run by: Susan & Terry Foster

Delightful stone built early 18th century farmhouse once part of the Greystoke estate. A sweeping gravel drive leads up to two ponds while terraces and patios surround the house. There are magnificent views towards Ullswater and east across the Pennines. Early starts are catered for with generous continental breakfasts. Susan runs a pony trekking centre at Ullswater for those wishing to switch saddles or take a break.

Rooms: 1D, 1F.

B&B: £35 (£40 single occ).

Eve meal: The Crown, a short walk away.

Secure cycle storage, drying facilities. Please call mobile if arriving before 1700.

address : Mill Farm, Blencow, Penrith, CA11 0DF

telephone : 017684 83916

mobile : 07764 304884