Looking for somewhere to stay for The Fred Whitton Challenge? This part of the world offers a diverse selection of accommodation alternatives.
Late News : Hotel Room for Fred Whitton Challenge Weekend
A couple of riders who now can’t ride the event have a non-refundable room reservation for the Saturday night (6th May) at the Burton M6 Travelodge (about 50 minute drive from Grasmere), so they’d like to pass on the booking to someone else. If you’re interested please Contact Us giving your contact details, which we’ll then pass on to them so that they can contact you directly.
Grasmere.com has all you need to know about Grasmere and the local area including an accommodation page with links to hotels, guesthouses, B&Bs and campsites.
YHA at Grasmere have reserved the whole hostel for the Fred Whitton Challenge. There are rooms available but need to be booked over the phone (the internet says full). YHA Grasmere is accepting booking for the weekend of the Fred Whitton. All bookings must be made by phoning the hostel direct on 015394 35316 as we have no online availability for the weekend on the 7th of May. We will also be doing breakfast from 5.00 on Sunday morning. This will be available to non residents.
And here are just a few website links for some B&Bs in Grasmere – you’ll find lots more on the web:
Dove Cottage cafe will be open and catering for cyclists over the weekend of the FWC
A small site for camper vans at Grasmere School, just by the showground, will be available on Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights – £25.00. Hard standing, water available. School site immediately adjacent to Grasmere Sports field (Fred Whitton event hub). All proceeds to school educational visits fund.
Contact the school for bookings – 015394 35313 firstname.lastname@example.org
Camping in the local area
- Tarn foot farm Loughrigg (next to Loughrigg tarn) – 015394 32596
- Green How, Langdale – 015394 37231
- Great Langdale campsite (National Trust) – 015394 37668
- Bays Brown farm, Langdale – 015394 37105
- Low Wray Campsite – 015394 63862
- Skelwith Fold Caravan Park (not sure about camping) – 015394 32277
- Sunny Brow Farm, Outgate – 015394 36288
- Rydal Hall, Rydal – 015394 32050
Windermere & Bowness
Windermere is just a few miles away from Grasmere and has lots of places to stay from lovely hotels, campsites, caravan parks and B&Bs. A Google search for accommodation will give you all the options you need.
St John’s Lodge, Lake Road, Windermere, Cumbria, LA23 2EQ
Tel: 015394 43078 email@example.com
Situated mid-way between the villages of Windermere village and Bowness. Within easy access of Windermere Lake, restaurants, boutique shops and mountains! We have a Highly Commended, Silver Award and Awards for our extra special breakfasts.
The Langdale Hotel is one of the finest 4 star hotels in the Lake District, offering luxury hotel rooms in the heart of the Langdale Valley. The Langdale Estate has excellent leisure, fitness and wellness facilities including a heated 20 metre pool, fitness studio with Technogym equipment plus a sauna, steam room and spa pool to ease aching muscle after a hard day on the bike or in the fells. Also on offer is a range of spa treatments from Anne Semonin and Elemis.
A range of dining options from formal to relaxed are available on the Estate or head to our Traditional Lakeland Inn Wainwrights’ which sits on the edge of Chapel Stile, offering a great selection of
local ales and a hearty menu including some great house smoked options, muddy boots and bikes welcome! Find out more at langdale.co.uk
Other handy sites include
- Golakes has details of all sorts of accommodation.
- Stayin the Lake District is an accommodation and tourist guide, including where to go, what to see, things to do, restaurants, cafes and a selection of Lake District Cottages, log cabins and other accommodation.
Local cycling clubs
|Lakes Road Club||Border City Wheelers||Honister 92|
|Velo Club Cumbria||Derwent Valley CC||Whitehaven Cycle Fundraisers|
|Kent Valley RC||Barrow Central Wheelers||Lune RCC|