I want to get near Keswick with my 15 year old son. The trains aren't running to Penrith the day we want to travel -- you have to get a bus, and you usually can't put bikes on a bus (+ we would prefer to not have to bus). So we were thinking of cycling from Winderemere to Keswick. It looks like the Sustrans route only goes part way. Has anyone done this cycle? Is it possible to do? How bad is the A road if we have to divert to that? We have hybrids for this journey.
We're coming up from London, and someone is meeting us from Scotland.
Any advice welcome! Thanks. Trying to avoid hiring a car.