Lothlorien and the Lakes

This weekend, I enjoyed a wonderful three nights’ break in Lothlorien Cottage in Kents Bank, Grange Over Sands.

This pretty seaside town enjoys truly stunning views over the vastness of Morecambe Bay and the surrounding hills to the South, as well as easy access to the glories of the Lake District directly to the North.

The purpose of my trip was to start work on a new book, following up on the recently published Einstein & the Art of Mindful Cycling. I also had the pleasure of meeting owner David Chadwick and his wife Pam, and their two kids Holly and Matthew whom I am pictured with below.

The cottage was lovely, quiet and tidy, and comes highly recommended. And, of course, the clean air and rural calm of this beautiful region did wonders for my creativity and peace of mind. If I were a doctor I would prescribe a visit to the North of England at least once a year!

Grange Over Sands is also a great place to cycle. There is something for everyone there. The countryside immediately surrounding the town varies from flat to mildly undulating, while the further you go into the Lakes, the more challenging the inclines become.

If scenery is your thing, then a cycle tour to this region can hardly be bettered, and Lothlorien Cottage makes the perfect basecamp.

Ben Irvine, Cycle Lifestyle editor


I'm so jealous! You're right

I'm so jealous! You're right about the terrain there - I always think of the Lake District as forbiddingly mountainous (for obvious reasons!), but actually it's surrounded by loads of lovely places that are totally cycle-friendly and still have great views and the brilliant air that comes with being higher up (and are within striking distance of the really dramatic bits). Definitely a good location for a holiday!

The south lakes area has

The south lakes area has everything, lovely villages and countryside, great pubs and restaurants and very varied cycle routes. You can cycle from almost on the flat through to very strenuos climbs.

If you ever fancy fancy a break check out Lothlorien at www.kentsbankholiday.co.uk and I will gurantee you a warm and friendly welcome in clean and comfotable surroundings.

As a special offer for

As a special offer for readers of Cycle Lifestyle magazine, we are happy to offer a special rate of £210 for 7 nights during February 2013. If this is of interest please email david@dchadwick.fsworld.co.uk or more details on www.kentsbankholiday.co.uk

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