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
Leaving the A590 at Gilpin Bridge the route starts with a number of long straights with reasonably tight corners - good vision and well fast. Once through the Esses near the farm at Row the road becomes more undulating and the corners more varied. The further you go the tighter and more twisty it becomes - watch out for the jumps near Crossthwaite. The final section into Bowness has a poor surface in places but is still good to ride.
The road from Devils Bridge to Sedbergh is twisty has reasonable visibilty and plenty of diverse corners. The section after Sedbergh is much more open and flowing better road surface and less likelyhood of sped traps. Devils Bridge area can be a chore on summer Sundays. I prefer early Saturday mornings - still plenty of bikes about but not too much in the way of tourist traffic. From Brough there is an excellent route to Alston via Middleton in Teesdale. From Alston you can travel to Haydon Bridge or Penrith on the A686 whichever way you choose the roads are excellent.
Great road, good visibility, nice surface and good combination of bend make this a winner in my book, try it out. Good for sport bikes
Nice little stretch, much better than the Ulverston - Barrow one