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Bowness-on-Solway to Brampton

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Begin your cycle trip on England's west coast, rich in birdlife, before heading inland through Carlisle following National Cycle Route 72 signposts.  
moderate
Distance 45.8 km
3:30 h
213 m
162 m

After breakfast, a transfer (1.5 hours) brings you to Bowness-on-Solway to begin your ride to Brampton. Bowness is an area of outstanding beauty and many species of birdlife can be seen in the area. The day's cycling gets off to a gentle start along the Solway Firth before reaching Carlisle, from here pedal the rolling landscape to the pretty little market town of Brampton.

 

Author’s recommendation

Birders will want to spend extra time in Bowness-on-Solway on arrival, and binoculars won't go amiss for bird watching opportunities. 
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Author
Catherine Allan 
Update: July 05, 2021
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
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Highest point
123 m
Lowest point
3 m
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Start

Bowness-on-Solway (17 m)
Coordinates:
OS Grid
NY 22297 62714
DD
54.952998, -3.214803
DMS
54°57'10.8"N 3°12'53.3"W
UTM
30U 486243 6089582
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Destination

Brampton

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all notes on protected areas

Coordinates

OS Grid
NY 22297 62714
DD
54.952998, -3.214803
DMS
54°57'10.8"N 3°12'53.3"W
UTM
30U 486243 6089582
w3w 
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

Sustrans Hadrian's Cycleway Route Map: https://shop.sustrans.org.uk/ncn-hadrian-s-cycleway-cycle-route-map   


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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
45.8 km
Duration
3:30 h
Ascent
213 m
Descent
162 m
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