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MTB Up and around Greets

Yesterday I took another ride from Hawes to the Moors above Askrigg and around Woodhall Greets.

The ride takes in a fair percentage of road work including one steep climb up alongside Arn Gill, but it all pays off with some great views looking down Wensleydale and a long descent towards Woodhall. After all what goes up must come down.

Distance: 18 miles
Time: Approx 2.5 hours
Long Step climb on the road above Askrigg and then a great offroad descent towards Woodhall

From Stage1cycles in Hawes come out of the car park and turn left towards Bainbridge (A684). Bainbridge is approximately 4 miles, in Bainbridge at the T-Junction turn left towards Askrigg. Right at the next junction then on a miles or so to Askrigg. Head up the hill in Askrigg and then take the turn to the left on the tight right bend. From here the road begins a long steep climb bearing right at the next junction and keeps climbing before a small welcome bit of downhill on the road. Then its back to climbing for another couple of miles.

As the road nears the top of the hill look out for a Bridleway sign on the right-hand side of the road. Stop here and catch your breath, now for some off road through the peat and heather.

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MTB – Hawes to Castle Bolton and Crackpot

Took a long ride taking in Upper Wensleydale and a small part of Swaledale today.

Distance: 28 miles
Time: 4.0 Hours
Mainly off road, some tough climbs made up for by a couple of great descents.

Starting from Hawes I took the main road to Bainbridge and then across the valley to Askrigg, through the village and up to Nappa, the turn is signposted Napp Scar and climb the No-Through Road up towards the house at the top, where it Continue reading

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MTB – Askrigg and Castle Bolton Moor Loop

Took the chance that the weather might clear and had a ride in the Cloud and Mist yesterday on the Moors above Redmire.

Distance: 15 milesGPX-50
Time: 2.5 Hours
Mainly off road, some tough climbs made up for by a couple of great descents.

Starting from the Bridleway above Askrigg, takes a narrow track across the Grouse Moor through the peat and Grit Stone down towards Woodhall (3 miles). This started out very wet and boggy in places over the Continue reading

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MTB – Hawes to Bolton Castle Loop

Just done a shortened version of the Wensleydale Loop that I did last year. Didn`t have the time or to be honest the fitness to do it again particularly not with the winds we are getting at the moment.

Anyway a good 50% of the ride is on the road. Distance approx 25 miles.

Route DescriptionGPX-50(1)

Starting in Hawes rode towards Aysgarth and just before the climb up to the village there`s a foot bridge over the river, take that Continue reading

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Hawes – MTB tour of Wensleydale

Been meaning to do a variation on this Mountain Bike Ride for quite a while now,

mtbthedales.org.uk – tour of wensleydale

This is a great place to look for riding around the Yorkshire Dales.

Distance: 32 milesGPX-50(1)

Some tough climbs on both road and bridleway and some great long sweeping downhills

So while the weather was good on saturday I set off to do it. My variation being setting off from Hawes and riding over to Semerwater and on to Continue reading

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