Mountain Biking in the Yorkshire Dales Cicerone Guide


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Mountain Biking in the Yorkshire Dales Cicerone Guide

Mountain Biking in the Yorkshire Dales Cicerone guide

A guidebook to 30 short, medium, long and full-day MTB routes across the Yorkshire Dales National Park.

The circular rides visit all the major dales, including a tour of the Howgills, and include loops around two of the Three Peaks, Whernside and Pen-y-ghent.

Routes are graded for difficulty and this guidebook gives all the necessary background information. Choose a route by grade, percentage off-road, length or time at a glance.

Old Roman roads and other ancient byways once used for lead mining and livestock droving are now perfect terrain for mountain bikes.

Fast-rolling lanes can be combined with rocky drops down steep gullies and sinuous tracks meandering high over deserted moorland.

Mountain bikers of all abilities will find their own challenges here and some surprises for novices and experienced riders alike.


Route 1 Clapham and Norber
Route 2 Thoralby
Route 3 Ribblehead and the Cam High Road
Route 4 Orton and Great Asby
Route 5 Apedale
Route 6 West Burton and Carlton
Route 7 The Dentdale Dalliance
Route 8 Kilnsey and Mastiles Lane
Route 9 Fremington Edge
Route 10 Gunnerside
Medium loops
Route 11 Hetton Hijinks
Route 12 Sulber, Wharfe and Feizor
Route 13 Cautley and Uldale
Route 14 South of Mastiles Lane
Route 15 Barbondale and Lunesdale
Route 16 Grassington
Route 17 Arkengarthdale
Route 18 Tour of Pen-y-ghent
Route 19 Kettlewell and Old Cote Moor
Long loops
Route 20 Kirkby Stephen and Crosby Garrett
Route 21 Settle and Malham Tarn
Route 22 The Ribble Rumble
Route 23 Raydale
Route 24 Tour of Swaledale
Route 25 The Cam Fell Cracker
Route 26 Embsay and Flasby Fell
Route 27 A Tour West of Hawes
Full day loops
Route 28 Tour of Whernside
Route 29 The Dales Leg-Breaker
Route 30 The Howgills Classic

Appendix A Bike Shops in the Region
Appendix B Route summary table

For more information on riding in the Yorkshire Dales, see our blog post:

Cycling in the Yorkshire Dales

Mountain Biking in the Yorkshire Dales Cicerone Guide

No of Pages: 224
Page Size: 116 x 172 mm
ISBN 10: 1852846763
ISBN 13: 9781852846763
Publisher: Cicerone Press
Published Date: October 2012
Edition: 1st , Apr-2012
Binding: Paperback (encapsulated)
Illustrations: Colour maps and photos
Weight: 280g

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