ARRAGONS CYCLE HIRE
Arragons Cycle Hire has been established since 2018, offering a wide variety of bicycles available to hire for the visitors of Lowther Castle. From trail bikes (Scott Aspect) for adult riders, superlight mountain bikes (Saracen Mantra) for Junior riders to a selection of pedal assist electric bikes (Scott Aspect with Bosch Performance CX motor) ideal for anyone who cannot face the more uphill stretches of the Lake District. Our electric bikes are equipped with industry leading motors which are capable of covering in excess of 50 miles in one charge, so even if you're out of practice, you will be ahead of the pack!
At Lowther Castle there is a network of dedicated cycle and walking trails that weave amongst the beautiful landscape of the surrounding Lowther Estate, leading to Askham Fell with the most picturesque views of the Lake District.
Please note that after hiring bikes and exploring the trails, you can enjoy 10% off admission to the Castle & Gardens (including the adventure playground) on production of your bike-hire receipt.
LOWTHER ESTATE TRAILS
The trails that run through the Lowther Estate embrace all that is beautiful in the lovely Lowther valley. Cycle-paths snake through the ancient woodland and pastures of Lowther Park, following the stunning contours of the landscape. All trails within the Lowther Estate have been created for full family enjoyment and are graded in accordance with national cycling standards. There are signposts at every junction, with destinations and length in miles clearly shown. In addition to this, there are some signposted circular routes that go beyond the estate boundaries. Hirers can also create their own rides beyond Lowther and into the Eden Valley or Lake District.
For more information on the trails, visit https://www.arragonscyclehire.com/lowther-estate-trails
Of the many treasures waiting to be discovered in the English Lake District, Lowther Castle is a gem. Built at the turn of the 19th century, on the site of two previous houses, the castle was a grand affair boasting a room for every day of the year. Its gardens were the envy of the north. But in 1957 the castle was demolished. Just the façade and outer walls remained standing and for over half a century, the place was empty – home only to chickens, pigs and the odd bat. The gardens were lost to wilderness.
Seventy years on from its demolition, Lowther Castle is now one of the most intriguing visitor attractions in the country. Dramatic ruins, gardens within gardens, an adventure playground to rival the best in the land. For visitors young and old (and four-legged), Lowther Castle offers plenty to enjoy. And when all of you are ready for a rest, you can retreat to the café and have some delicious food, before taking to the gift shop and indulging in one last treat.
Lowther Castle & Gardens are open every day from 10am to 4pm in winter and 10am to 5pm in summer. For castle and garden entry fees, click here. Last entry to the gardens 1 hour before closing. Shop, café, courtyard and parking are free to use.
GUIDED CYCLE HIRE
We now provide guided cycle hire from Lowther Castle. If you don't know the area and would like to be shown around the wonderful landscape of the Lowther Estate and Nearby Askham Fell, this is a fantastic way to do it!
One of our qualified guides can show you the best routes in our beautiful surroundings. We'll guide you around the wonderful landscape of the Lowther Estate, Askham Fell or one of the many iconic cycle rides our area has to offer - what a fantastic way to explore!
Our group led rides are perfect for Hen & Stag groups or those meeting a special Birthday milestone - why not combine your experience with a meal in the exclusive Sculpture Gallery & a visit to the Lowther Castle & Gardens?
Half Day Guide Hire For Up To 8 People: £90
Full Day Guide Hire For Up To 8 People: £170
Bike Hire is NOT included in this price. Advance booking is essential.
To book a guide or for more information please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org
BIKE HIRE PRICES
Please see below our current Cycle Hire Charges.
Electric Mountain Bikes Half Day: £35 Full Day: £45
All-Terrain Bikes Half Day: £20 Full Day: £30
Children’s BIkes Half Day: £15 Full Day: £20
Tag-a-long Half Day: £15 Full Day: £20
Child Trailer Half Day: £20 Full Day: £30
A Half Day hire is up to 3 Hours
A Full Day Hire is 10am Till 4pm
Last Hire is 2pm
Bookings Can be made online at www.arragonscyclehire.com/lowther-castle
Out of season, the Hire Centre is open to bookings Thursday – Sunday from 10am to 4pm. Last hire is 2pm.
During peak times we will be open 6 days a week from 10am to 4pm. Last hire is 2pm.
Cycle Hire Centre at Lowther Castle is based just outside the courtyard from the Cafe. The Car Park is free to park and you do not require Castle Admission to hire/ride bikes as the trails are not part of the Castle Gardens.
* Out of season, the Hire Centre is open to bookings Thursday – Sunday from 10am to 5pm. Last hire is 3pm. During peak times we will be open 7 days a week.
The Hire Centre is based along side the courtyard next to the Castle.
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