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.
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
"Roadbase 2017" After hatching a plan to Motorcycle the length and breadth of the country raising money for "The Air Abulance" Dave Ascough and Daren Cox rested their weary bodies with us here at Stafford House on Sunday 17th September 2017.
(Please note that it isn't Dave & Darren on the above picture, but Dave's wife Sam on the left, and myself on the right!
This amazing grey Racehorse was trained in Greystoke by Nicky Richards, and won 17 of his 32 races. An annual presentation held at the Jocky Club Rooms in Newmarket on 7th December 2016, awarded him the prestigious title of RoR "Retraining of Racehorses" "Horse of The Year"