Begin your cycle trip on England's west coast, rich in birdlife, before heading inland through Carlisle following National Cycle Route 72 signposts.
Distance 45.8 km
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.
Birders will want to spend extra time in Bowness-on-Solway on arrival, and binoculars won't go amiss for bird watching opportunities.