Lakes & Dales Loop

Lakes & Dales Loop – WordPress Website

We’re very proud to be part of the Lakes & Dales Loop, an iconic 196-mile on-road cycle route through the best of Cumbria’s countryside.

The cycle route is part of the See More project and we worked alongside Jo Cleary and Isobel Stoddart who are both sustainable transport consultants.

The WordPress website integrates with Strava’s mapping and offers users an easy to use map, downloadable GPX and turn-by-turn PDF. Service providers (accommodation, food & drink, bike shops/hire) are featured within a user-friendly mapping/listing page. These service providers can access their information and update their listing.

The route has already had a good amount of coverage with articles in the Independent and Telegraph.

The feedback from Cumbria County Council was very positive:

“A local consortium, based around the Kendal based company Designworks, successfully tendered for the delivery of the Lakes and Dales Cycleway Marketing plan in the spring of 2015.

The team delivered the commission to a very high standard, impressing with the way they took ownership of the project and delivered pragmatic solutions to the challenges faced along the way. Two examples of this were:

  • The commission required establishment of the brand for the new Cycleway project. I was particularly impressed with the evidence based approach they team took in achieving this. It has often been the case that branding of a new tourism product reflects the concerns of the funders, by completing extensive research and stakeholder engagement the final brand was firmly focused on the end user greatly contributing to the success of the project.
  • The quality of the marketing material produced has been consistently high, meeting the expectations of the commission. The website in particular can stand comparison with those of with other new recreational cycle products in Europe and achieved the objective of appealing to a distinctive market segment.

I am very happy with the service provided by the consortium and would invite them to tender for similar projects in the future.”

Mark Brierley
Cumbria County Council, Infrastructure Planning Officer



What our clients say

I have worked with Designworks for many years and have no hesitation in recommending them. Designworks have never let me down – and I actually enjoy the process of working with them.

Jennifer Collard, Monkhouse Hill Holidays

Designworks provide me with affordable, great looking websites and, more importantly, they use a user-friendly Content Management System. I have worked with websites for 13 years and have used a number of CMSs. I find WordPress the simplest and most intuitive to use by far.

Justin Grammer, PS Business Matters

Designworks were fast, supremely professional and the end results are just great. I’d always go to them first now, and would recommend them to anyone looking for quality, affordable, effective design. THANK YOU!!

Kate Rawles, Outdoor Philosophy

Designworks have been helpful, quick and efficient from the first day we started using their services. Regardless of the demands we have made of them at times, they have always been professional, extremely creative and all with smiles on their faces.

Eamonn Hennessy, Macbeth Scott

It is always a pleasure to deal with the Designworks team…We have always found them to exceed expectations without exceeding our limited budget for branding. Many have commented on their design work!

Iain Scott Bainbridge, Scott Bainbridge Property Sales and Lettings

I have found Designworks a pleasure to work with – patient, creative and dependable. They have overhauled our website – we were really impressed with the effort and skill they put in to devising solutions to some really demanding functionality.

Isobel Stoddart, Electric Bicycle Network

Designworks were the third company we’d used over the years for our web site design. We found them fantastically easy to deal with from start to finish and the whole process of building a complete new web site worked seamlessly from start to finish.

Simon Cleasby, Holiday Cottages Cumbria

Designworks made me a beautiful, simple website. Most importantly for me, it is very simple to update, as the WordPress system is easy to use for a non-techy like me. Great team, great product.

Rebecca Willis, Independent Researcher on Environment and Sustainability

We were really impressed by the clean professional brochures that Designworks produced. The fresh look has opened up new market places and generated new business.

John Eatough, Stand & Deliver

We had a fantastic response to the newsletter that Designworks created. The brief was to produce something a little different from the norm. The finished design increased sales significantly over the same time the previous year.

Jeremy Hall, Peter Hall & Son

The quick, efficient service, quality creative input and attention to detail make Designworks a pleasure to work with.

Gemma Procter, Cumbria Tourism

I have used Designworks to design and print a leaflet as well as design a company logo for us and I can honestly say their ideas, attention to detail and end product were first class.

Robert Crawford, Different Strokes

I have really enjoyed working with Designworks to come up with a new concept and a new approach for my website which had become outdated. They are a very patient as well as extremely creative team!

Laura Rosenzweig, Laura’s Loom

We needed a new look for our brochure so we asked Designworks to assist us in producing it. We are very happy with the end result and consider it an essential part of the hotel’s developing marketing strategy. Thanks for a great working partnership.

Stephen Broughton, Lindeth Howe

Designworks are always our first choice when it comes to designing and printing new publicity materials. They are always very welcoming, creative and efficient, even if we go to them with a last-minute request!

Sarah Rose, Cumbria Woodlands

We were very happy with our newly designed annual report which had been given a makeover with a fresh and vibrant feel and has received a lot of positive feedback.

Julie Beaman, Lancaster City Council

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