Greystoke is located 5 miles east of Penrith on the B5288 and is a popular stopover for many C2C riders.
A picturesque village on the outskirts of the Lake District National Park, Greystoke retains its village green complete with ancient market cross that dates back at least to the early 1600's. The village has a pleasant old England feel with 17th century stone houses and cottages, many with cobbled forecourts adding to its appeal. The fictional character of Tarzan is said to be modelled on the late Baron Greystoke of the parish.
Some places of interest in the village include the church of St Andrew dating back to the 1200s, Greystoke castle which was built in the 1500s, a cycle café and a pub. There are also several B&Bs, a bunkhouse, a nearby camp site and even an open air swimming pool.
Why not stop off at Annie's "World Famous Cycle Cafe" for refreshments and much more, including first aid, cookery and illustration workshops. See entry for more details.