Greystoke and Stafford House are ideally located for two main national cycle routes; the Coast 2 Coast and the lengthy but fantastic John O Groats to Land's End or (JOGLE) as it is also known.
There are lots of routes in and around Greystoke, from gentle climbes to something a little more strenuous. We have Greystoke Forrest just a short ride away, where there are numerous trails to test your skills.
However about half an hours drive from here just on past Keswick is Whinlatter Forrest. Here whether you have brought your own bike or you need to hire one, you skills and stamina will be tested to the full.
There are people on hand at "Whinlatter Mountain Bike Hire and Cyclewise" to help you out if there is anything you have forgotten, or something that has broken on a run. It's a great day out and there's also something for everyone.
Cyclewise are the UK's premier mountain bike training company. Besed near the picturesque town of Keswick in the beautiful Lake District. their fantastic venue at Whinlatter Forest Park, home to the Altura and Quercus Trails is the perfect place to come along and join us on one of the widest ranges of mountain bike courses available anywhere in the UK.
They offer a wide range of courses and are the Mountain Bike Technical Advisors for British Cycling. They have a reputation within the Cycling Industry for delivering comprehensive high-quality courses from one of the best mountain biking venues in the UK. They have written and developed new coaching and leadership courses for British Cycling and their expertise is unrivaled. They are the biggest provider of Leadership Qualifications Award in the UK, having so far trained 3000+ leaders. All of their coaches and guides hold British Cycling, Coaching and Leadership awards and are also qualified Cytech Mechanics. They have been handpicked by Cyclewise due to their professionalism, personal talent, approachable manner and enthusiasm for the sport of mountain biking.
After the Government Announcement today Wednesday 30th December 2020, we have unfortunately had to close again for a 3rd time after being placed into Tier 4 for the forseeable future.
Thank You For
Your Patince and
for your Custom,
we will look forward to hopefully seeing you all again very soon.
With the "Utmost Safety" of our Customers in mind,
we take every precaution possible including the
"Updated Guidelines" from the Government
as to how to keep
Business - Safely!
(Once We Have Been Allowed To Re-Open?)
We invested in a "Fogging Machine"
which along with the solution used is certified to kill ALL Viral
and Bacterial Infections, should there be any present.
We also meticulously clean and sanitise all areas which could have been touched either by ourselves or our Guests, and finishing with a "Steam Cleaner"
so that we can be sure that everything is safe.
There are Hand Sanitisers in the Rooms of the Main House,
as well as the Lodges, and we also wear
Face Masks and Gloves too.
We will look forward to welcoming you back to Stafford House in the very near future.
Please be aware that unfortunately we do not allow pets into the main building of
However you are more than welcome to bring them along when you are staying in our Lodges
Over the winter of 2019 and into 2020, we have been making changes to the Lodges.
Blencathra Lodge now sleeps up to 2 People, and
Pennine Lodge can sleep up to 6 People.
There are still more changes to come, and hopefully you'll like them!
Check out the Lodge Section to see what we have done!