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Into Wharfedale

Start/finish location: Skipton

Start postcode: BD23 1AH

Start grid reference: SD 9904 5185

Alternative start location: Grassington

Distance: 29 miles (48 km)

Difficulty grading: Red

Climbs en route: Embsay Moor

This route takes you quickly away from Skipton and heads to Bolton Abbey in Wharfedale. It takes the quiet road up the east side of the valley up to Grassington before heading back, with the one big climb saved until close to the end. You then get a fast run down back into Skipton.

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Gargrave circular

Start/finish location: Gargrave

Start postcode: BD23 3RD

Start grid reference: SD 9316 5430

Distance: 8 miles (14 km)

Difficulty grading: Green

This is a relatively short route with no big climbs, which takes you from the small town of Gargrave up into the southern Yorkshire Dales. The roads have little traffic, and there are great views of Flasby and Barden Moors. Gargrave has the well known cyclists’ cafe called the Dalesman, and at Hetton is the Angel Inn which is famous for its food.

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Skipton and Bolton Abbey

Start/finish location: Skipton

Start postcode: BD23 1AH

Start grid reference: SD 9904 5185

Alternative start location: Bolton Abbey

Distance: 6 miles (10 km)

Difficulty grading: Green

This is a great back road route taking you out of Skipton and through great countryside to reach Bolton Abbey. From there you can either return the way you came or follow other routes further up Wharfedale or along to Ilkley.

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West Yorkshire Cycle Route

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The West Yorkshire Cycle Route is a 150 mile circular route that roughly follows the West Yorkshire county boundary. It connects with the Yorkshire Dales area at Ilkley and comes very close around Skipton. Primarily for leisure cycling, the route is mainly on road and is intended for use by all roadworthy bicycles. The route is signed in both clockwise and anti-clockwise directions, and is identified by the route logo, a white rose with a green background.

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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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