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Cheshire and Shropshire Lakes

Cycling Holiday in the UK


Price From: £340
Nights: 3
Difficulty: Moderate or Strenuous

Holiday Details

Highlights

  • Peckfroton Hills, Pheasant Inn and Candleworkshop
  • Lakes, mosses and wildlife near Ellesmere and Wem
  • Whittington Castle and tea shop
  • Hanmer and Marbury Meres
  • Cholmondeley Castle Gardens

Description

This cycling holiday starts in the quiet countryside, at Cholmondeley (pronounced Chumley!) near the Peckforton Hills with a gentle afternoon ride to the Candle Workshops and the Pheasant Inn at Higher Burwardsley. The next day wind through quiet countryside and pretty villages to the market town of Ellesmere (farm option) or Wem(hotel). The Ellesmere area has many small glacial lakes, mosses, rare plants and wildlife and the cycling is particularly quiet and peaceful with some lanes that rarely see a car!. Spend two nights here and take a circular cycle route exploring the lakes or Whittington Castle. Head back to Cholmondeley through the market town of Whitchurch and small village of Marbury, with its lovely views of the Mere from the churchyard.

Cycling distances: Moderate - 25 miles a day. Strenuous - around 35 miles a day

Itinerary for Cheshire and Shropshire Lakes

3 nights, 4 days. Moderate route

Day 1 - Arrive at accommodation near Cholmondeley from lunchtime. We meet you when you arrive to deliver bikes and adjust them to make sure they are comfortable. Circular cyeling route around countryside to Burwardsley and candleworkshops - 10 or 20 mile options. Longer routes cycle to Beeston Castle of 25 miles. Also opportunity to visit Cholmondeley Castle Gardens - if open

Day 2 - Cycle from Cholmondeley to small town of Malpas. From here follow quiet lanes to Hanmer with its Mere and good pub. After a break continue on to the market town of Ellesmere to comfortable farmhouse accommodation on the edge of Ellesmere. Can upgrade to countryhouse hotel in Wem. 20 - 25 miles.

Day 3 - Circular cycle ride today exploring the Meres, mosses and wildlife of the lakes area. From Ellesmere cycle to Whittington Castle or from Wem cycle to Ellesmere passing Colemere Country Park. 20 - 25 miles

Day 4 - Cycle back to Cholmondeley through market town of Whitchurch. From here head to the pretty village of Marbury with its mere and great views from the churchyard. Continue on through Wrenbury on the Shropshire Union canal, past the Dusty Miller which overlooks the canal and is a regular main entry in the Good Pub guide. We meet you back at your starting point with you luggage and to collect the bikes. 20 - 25 miles.

3 nights, 4 days Strenuous route

Day 1 - Arrive at accommodation near Cholmondeley from lunchtime. We meet you when you arrive to deliver bikes and adjust them to make sure they are comfortable. Circular ride around countryside to Burwardsley and candleworkshops - 10 or 20 mile options. Longer routes cycle to Beeston Castle of 25 miles. Also opportunity to visit Cholmondeley Castle Gardens - if open, check open days with us.

Day 2 - Cycle from Cholmondeley, through Tilston, past Stretton Mill (a working water mill) to Farndon. From here on to the small town of Malpas - nice cafe here and then follow quiet lanes to Hanmer with its Mere and pub. After a break continue on to the market town of Ellesmere to comfortable farmhouse accommodation on the edge of Ellesmere. Can upgrade to countryhouse hotel in Wem. About 38 miles.

Day 3 - Circular ride today exploring the Meres, mosses and wildlife of the lakes area. From Ellesmere cycle to Whittington Castle or from Wem cycle to Ellesmere passing Colemere Country Park. 33 miles

Day 4 - Cycle back to Cholmondeley through market towns of Wem and Whitchurch. From here head to the pretty village of Marbury with its mere and great views from the churchyard. Continue on through Wrenbury on the Shropshire Union canal, past the Dusty Miller which overlooks the canal and is a regular main entry in the Good Pub guide. We meet you back at your starting point with you luggage and to collect the bikes. About 35 miles. 

Accommodation

Country Inn and farmhouse or country house hotel.

Pricing

Prices shown are per person

Number of Nights Country Inn/Farmhouse B &B Country Inn and Country House Hotel
3 £340 £355
Single supp/night £15 -25 £20 - £35

Discounts & Offers

Child Discounts - (Children sharing with 2 adults)

Under 2 - free
Under 4 - 80%
Under 12 - 50%
12 to 16 - 25%

Group Discounts - 10% for groups of 4 or more adults

Discount for using own bikes - Short breaks up to 3 nights £8 per day. Longer Breaks 4 nights and over £10 per day

What's included?

This cycling holiday includes -

  • Overnight B & B accommodation
  • Detailed routes, maps, background information
  • Quality bikes (discount available of you prefer to bring your own)
  • Helmets and tool kit, puncture resistant tyres
  • Luggage transfer & full support and back-up should you need help
  • Car parking or transfer to and from nearest station

Nearest station - Chester

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