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MTB – Hawes & past Gaudy Farm Loop

Distance: 14milesGPX-50(1)
Long hardpack climbs, good grassy descents.
Time: about 2hours

Took a ride this morning from Hawes, up the old Roman Road above Burtersett, a long section of wide hardpack bridleway, about 4 miles off-road before joining the main Beggermans Road for a half mile, then took the tarmac singletrack road to Cam Farm through the gate for about 2 miles.  Then bearing right at the Bridleway sign, after the gate, back towards to Snaizholme, this skirts along Continue reading

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MTB – Snaizeholme and Widdle Loop

Toughish ride from Hawes taking in some long climbs and 2 great descents.

Approx 17 miles
2 long desents and 2 hard climbs.

Loop starting in Hawes, taking the Ingleton Road and almost immediately taking to the Bridleways, up alongside Snaizeholme to Cam.

Then a great hardpack descent to Newby Head. From here a short way towards Dent then taking the Bridleway up the Fell side towards the Dent/Garsdale/Widdle crossroads.

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MTB – Past Snaizeholme towards Ribblehead

Video of a XC loop route from Hawes, past Snaizeholme and Cam towards Ribblehead.

Distance: Approx 20 miles
Time: Approx 2.5 hours
Starts with a long climb on sometimes rocky track, may need some bike carrying. Followed by a fantastic descent on a resurfaced Bridleway.

10 minute video of most of the route.

Loop takes you from Hawes along the B6255 taking the bridleway at the top of the hill, where the road bends after about half a mile. What Continue reading

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MTB Ride – Hawes towards Horton-in-Ribblesdale and Cam

Tried a new route from Hawes over into Wharfedale and then towards Greenfield and Horton in Ribblesdale and then back via Cam Top to Hawes past Snaizeholme.

Distance: approx 26 miles

Time: approx 4 hoursGPX-50

Pretty Strenous climbs and great descents both on and offroad.

Hawes-Greenfield-Route-MapFrom Hawes head towards Burtersett and up the Roman Road to the end whre it joins the main road. Then follow the road over the top of Fleet Moss and down to the bottom of Continue reading

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MTB – Hawes to Newby Head and Garsdale Loop

Route Distance: Approx 22 miles
Rating: Medium with Long Climbs and long descentsGPX-50(1)
Time: 3 Hours

Map-Hawes-CoalRoadLoopThis Loop is the same as the previous route for most of the way, until the top of Widdle Fell.

It takes you up out of Hawes along the Ingleton Road, then after about a mile you take the unmetalled road to the left which spurs off from the corner on the main road. there follows a pretty steep climb up the track, which then levels out along awhat can be a muddy section.

Then after going through a gate you start another climb up a very rock track, one I must say I always end up carrying my bike up. One down there is  long upto 5 mile section that follows round the side of Dodd Fell above Snaizeholme to Cam Top. Some great riding and views.

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MTB – Hawes Widdle Loop

Route Distance: Approx 17 miles
Rating: Medium with Long Climbs and 2 long descentsGPX-50(1)
Time: 2.5 Hours

Hawes Widdle via Snaizeholme LoopThis Loop takes you up out of Hawes along the Ingleton Road, then after about a mile you take the unmetalled road to the left which spurs off from the corner on the main road. there follows a pretty steep climb up the track, which then levels out along awhat can be a muddy section. Then after going through a gate you start another climb up a very rock track, one I must say I always end up carrying my bike up. One down there is  long upto 5 mile section that follows round the side of Dodd Fell above Snaizeholme to Cam Top. Some great riding and views.

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