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MTB Ride – Mallerstang “The Thrang” Loop

Route description with video of Mountain Bike Loop ride from Hawes in the Yorkshire Dales.GPX of route

Distance: Approx 24 miles
Time: About 3.5 Hours
Some good climbing and two long descents. Bridleway disappears at one point.
Make sure you have a Map, Compass or a good GPS with map.

The loop I did, started from Hawes and headed out of Town on the Sedbergh road past Cotterdale, before turning right towards Kirby Stephen at the Moorcock Inn. Then after a couple of miles riding along side the railway line, turning off the road at Shaw Paddock Farm following the bridleway, it’s just before the road goes under the railway line.

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MTB – Hawes Lady Ann Highway Loop reversed

Just ridden the Lady Ann Highway Loop in reverse so that I changed the long hard uphill slog into a great long fast grassy descent from Cotter Top to the road junction. See here for the loop details that I normally do, this has a .gpx of the route etc.

Route Distance: approx 16.5 miles,
1 strenuous climb rest fairly flat.GPX-50
Time: approx 2hours

But here’s a video.


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MTB Cotterdale/Shunner Fell Loop

Shortish Loop from Hawes through Cotterdale and taking in a tough climb and a fantastic long descent to Hardraw.

Distance: 12milesGPX-50(1)
One long climb, very Steep in places, then 1 long descent
Time: about 2hours

Loop round Cotterdale up the road through the Dale and then climbs up through the Forestry, pretty steep at the top for the last 100m. Then a nice flatish ride along the track round the ridge. Before a fantastic descent down the natural bridleway to Continue reading

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MTB – Hawes Mallerstang Loop

Route Distance: approx 16.5 milesGPX-50(1)
1 strenuous climb rest fairly flat.
Time: approx 2hours

Sunday morning ride from Hawes to the entrance of Cotterdale on the road, then over the cattel grid and turn left up the Lady Ann Highway Bridleway. Get ready for a straight up the hill steep climb, luckily most of it is hardpac but higher up its just on grass. Then through the gate and up on to the top past the Lime Kiln. Luckily there`s Continue reading

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Grouse Beating – Cotterdale

Had a great days Grouse Beating in Cotterdale on West Ghyll Head and then over to Shunner Fell.

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