Found a local ride listed in an old edition of MBUK (340) on Viewranger which was a circular route of Inglebrough, so I thought why now give it a go.
Now due to issues with a change of car I could not not use my roof rack and my bike would not fit my old rear rack, so I had to get a lift over to Ribblehead. Thus the ride I did is not exactly the same as the ride in the magazine, .gpx included. I had to start from Ingleborough but then instead of doing a circular route I had to ride back to Hawes.
Distance: 27.75 miles
Time: 3 to 4 hours
Provides great views of the 3 Peaks of Yorkshire. The riding isn’t too technical but offers a good variation of climbs and descents. Both on and off road.
Viewranger details from MBUK340
This loop is supposed to start at the car park in Ingleton but as mentioned I did not take that option, instead I started about half way around the loop about a mile past Selside on the B6479 at a layby. As you can also see from the photos the glourios hot weather we have been having seems to have turned into a damp and misty day but hey thats what windproffs and waterproofs are for.
The lay-by is just a few metres past the bridleway sign to South House up a single track road to the right. At the top of the hill bear right on the bridleway and cross the ford and continue on towards the left, thorough a gate and onto a grassy track, from here its about 4 miles to Clapham. After a mile or so you will cross a footpath to the top of Inglebrough. Continue until on the grassy track until you begin a descent to Clapham on a more defines track, then just before Clapham the track steepens and goes through 2 tunnels. Now lights would be helpful here. I had to get off as I couldn`t see where I was going.Continue reading