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Into Dentdale

Start/finish location: Sedbergh

Start postcode: LA10 5AD

Start grid reference: SD 65906 92180

Alternative start location: Dent

Distance: 13 miles for the circuit to Dent village, 19 miles for the continuation to the head of the valley miles (21/32 km)

Difficulty grading: Blue

This gentle ride takes you up the lovely valley of Dentdale, along quiet country roads.

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Sedbergh to Kirkby Lonsdale

Start/finish location: Sedbergh

Start postcode: LA10 5AD

Start grid reference: SD 65906 92180

Alternative start location: Kirkby Lonsdale

Distance: 24 miles (39 km)

Difficulty grading: Blue

Climbs en route: Barbondale

This is a gentle route exploring the lush Lune Valley connecting the two lively market towns of Sedbergh and Kirkby Lonsdale.

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The Howgills

Start/finish location: Sedbergh

Start postcode: LA10 5AD

Start grid reference: SD 65906 92180

Distance: 14 miles (23 km)

Difficulty grading: Red

A challenging ride through a quiet corner of the Dales, taking you along the side of the Howgills and past Holme Open Farm. You also pass Fox’s Pulpit where George Fox, a Quaker, preached in the open air to over a 1,000 people in 1652.

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Barbondale

Start/finish location: Sedbergh

Distance: 20 miles (32 km)

Difficulty grading: Red

This route takes you on quiet roads into Dentdale and you can take a short diversion into Dent village. You then have a steep climb but are rewarded with a lovely descent down remote Barbondale. There is a pub and café in Barbon and then you follow the Lune Valley back to Sedbergh.

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Lakes and Dales Loop

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The Lakes and Dales Loop is a 196 mile on road cycle route through spectacular Cumbrian countryside, taking in both the Lake District and the Yorkshire Dales. The Dales section runs from Kirkby Lonsdale and takes in the little known valley of Barbondale to reach Dent and Sedbergh. You then travel close to the River Lune as it finds its way between the Howgill and Lake District fells to reach Orton. The route then traverses the Westmorland Dales to Appleby.

The full route then continues on circling the Lake District. Although this is an area known for its hills, the Lakes and Dales Loop actually has relatively little climbing.

Full details of this tour can be found on the Lakes and Dales Loop website.

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Pennine Cycleway

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Another major cycle route that passes through the Yorkshire Dales National Park is part of the National Cycle Network Route 68, also known as the Pennine Cycleway. This is a magnificent 580km (350 mile) route running from Derby on the southern edge of the Peak District to Berwick-on-Tweed on the Scottish border. It enters the National Park at Gargrave and runs through Settle to Clapham, then follows the same route as the Yorkshire Dales Cycleway to Ingleton and Dent, before carrying on to Sedbergh and Appleby.

The route is served by trains on the Leeds-Settle-Carlisle route with stations at Gargrave, Settle and Appleby.

Further details are available from the Sustrans website.

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