B5285 / B5286 : Bowness-on-Windemere - Ambleside

Star Ratings
3 star route rating
Corners : 4 star route rating Motorcycle Road4.0
Straights : 2 star route rating Motorcycle Road1.7
Scenery : 4 star route rating Motorcycle Road4.3
Road Surface : 3 star route rating Motorcycle Road3.3
Visibility : 3 star route rating Motorcycle Road2.7
Police Presence : green 3 Motorcycle Road3.0
Hazards : green 5 Motorcycle Road5.0

Info
Route Added By : penguin_pervert
Date : April 27, 2005
Length : 12 kms / 7.5 miles GPX - ???
Road Type : Rural
Map Key : Red = Excellent | Blue = Good | Purple = Other Recommended
September 27, 2010 - 3 star route rating Motorcycle Road3.0

This is the start of my northern route from home, just gets better, as you leave Ambleside behind, and climb up over Dunmail Raise, past Thirlmere and up to Keswick. No wonder voted one of the 3 best driving routes in Europe, and currently I have to commute every day on it :)


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October 15, 2005 - 3 star route rating Motorcycle Road3.0

would agree entirely, tourist season lasts most of the year incidentally, these days! Just choose wisely when and how you do this section, could end in tears all too easily.


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  • pete
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April 27, 2005 - 3 star route rating Motorcycle Road3.0

Take the B5285/B5286 to Ambleside and back down the A591 to windermere. B5285/B5286 VERY tight and VERY blind, but good fun! Give the tourist season a miss though


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