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MTB – Buckden and Deepdale Loop

Took a long ride today as I thought this could be one of the last nice days of the year, turn out to be sunny in Wensleydale and the cold and misty on the tops and in Wharfedale, never mind! As they say theres no such thing as bad weather only the wrong type of clothing.

Distance: 30 milesGPX-50(1)
Time: Approx 3.5 hours.
Strenuous route taking in 2 very steep climbs, one on the road upto Fleet Moss and 3 long descents on rocky bridleways.

Starting out from the Auction Mart in Hawes take the A684 to Bainbridge and then onto Worton. In Worton take the road to the right up the steep hill to wards Thornton Rust but at the top of the Hill at the steep turn take the Bridleway into the Farm at Cubeck. This is a steep track that takes you on to the levels below Adlebrough and across to Carpley Green.

At Carpley Green Farm take the bridleway/track up the fell side and follow until it joins with the Stake Road. Here bare left along the track, which takes you towards Kidstones pass, theres a good lond descent down to the road where you bare right on the steep road (downhill!). But as in the video make sure to watch out for the Bridleway sign to the left, just before the sharp left hand turn in the road, that takes you through the green fields and then down to Buckden, another great descnet but watch out for walkers and dogs.

From Buckden village bare right towards Hubberholme anong single track roads and continue alongside the river and through Oughtershaw before beginning the long climb out of the Dale and upto Fleet Moss. Once at the top keep on the road and just before the road drops down to Gayle take the Bridleway to the right and follow until it meets the road again. simle to say but its about 4 miles with at leat 2 on a great section downhill. At the road bare left and follow the road back to Hawes through Burtersett.

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