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Tan Hill toughie

Start/finish location: Hawes

Start postcode: DL8 3NT

Start grid reference: SD 87499 89821

Alternative start location: Kirkby Stephen or Reeth

Distance: 52 miles (86 km)

Difficulty grading: Black

Climbs en route: Tan Hill, Askrigg Common

Can't hide the fact that this is tough but likewise the beauty and charms are equally blatant. Lots of climbing as you visit some of the more remote areas of the Dales and the highest pub in England!

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Two valleys route

Start/finish location: Hawes

Start postcode: DL8 3NT

Start grid reference: SD 87499 89821

Alternative start location: Reeth

Distance: 33 miles (55 km)

Difficulty grading: Red

Climbs en route: Buttertubs Pass, Redmire Moor

A cracking road route around the Herriot country of the two major northern Dales. In essence this route heads east along Wensleydale and west along Swaledale. Of course that means two long steep climbs and fast descents to cross the high moorland in between the valleys. You will need a low gear for some of the climbs – and then good brakes to get the most out of the breath-taking descents!

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Swaledale circular

Start/finish location: Reeth

Start postcode: DL11 6SZ

Start grid reference: SE 03825 99254

Distance: 27 miles (45 km)

Difficulty grading: Red

Climbs en route: Tan Hill toughie

An easy route for navigation! This route follows the undulating road up the lovely valley of Swaledale, and then climbs to the highest pub in the land at Tan Hill. From here the route back to Reeth is a classic – a quiet road through beautiful scenery which can seem virtually downhill all the way if the wind is behind you (which it usually is).

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Exploring Swaledale

Start/finish location: Reeth

Start postcode: DL11 6SZ

Start grid reference: SE 03825 99254

Distance: 15 miles (24 km)

Difficulty grading: Blue

Swaledale is a beautiful valley to explore by bike with its quiet roads and beautiful views. This route uses the main valley road to go to Gunnerside and then includes some very quiet back roads for the return journey. The route is not completely flat, and you should expect a few climbs along the way.

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Tour de France du Dales

Start/finish location: Grassington

Start postcode: BD23 5LB

Start grid reference: SE 00283 63750

Distance: 78 miles (125 km)

Difficulty grading: Black

Climbs en route: Buttertubs Pass, Park Rash, Kidstones, Grinton Moor

This is a stunning route largely following the route of the Tour de France through the Yorkshire Dales National Park. Quiet roads, great scenery and four classic climbs.

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The Stang

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This is a great climb from either side and runs north from Swaledale towards Barnard Castle and the North Pennines. Leaving Reeth you head up Arkengarthdale before turning right shortly after Langthwaite. The road drops down, crosses a stream and then heads uphill. There is an initial steep section which is followed by easier climbing up to the boundary between Yorkshire and County Durham.

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Yorkshire Dales Cycleway

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The Yorkshire Dales Cycleway (YDCW) takes you on a fantastic tour of the Yorkshire Dales National Park, crossing a wonderful landscape of heather moorland, dramatic limestone scenery and linked together by beautiful valleys and villages. The Dales are famous for their flower filled meadows and high fells, scattered with stone barns, dry stone walls and an abundance of waterfalls.

Detailed information and route descriptions are available from our dedicated YDCW pages.

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Two cols route

Start/finish location: Hawes

Start postcode: DL8 3NT

Start grid reference: SD876 898

Alternative start location: Reeth

Distance: 41 miles (67 km)

Difficulty grading: Red

Climbs en route: Buttertubs Pass, Grinton Moor

A cracking road route taking in the iconic climbs of Buttertubs and Grinton Moor which featured so spectacularly in the 2014 Tour de France. In essence this route heads west along Wensleydale and east along Swaledale. Of course that means two long steep climbs and fast descents to cross the high moorland in between the valleys.

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