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Ride around Inglebrough

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.

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MTB Ride to Ribblehead Viaduct

A gloriously sunny day today, so thought I`d take a ride to the Ribblehead Viaduct and treat myself to an ice cream, (after all if you’re on a Fatbike there has to be some snow).

Distance: About 25 miles
Time: About 3.5 Hours
Apart from two long climbs most of the ride is fairly flat on good bridleways. Also there is one long sweeping descent and one fast steep windy descent to Burtersett.

Just took the usual route up through Burtersett to the Roman Road (Cam High Road) and then across to Cam Top and along the well prepared bridleway and onto the gravel road that the logging wagons use. This comes out eventually on the Ingleton Road and another mile or so to the Viaduct. Its a great straight fast descent down the gravel road as can be seen from the pictures, but its a long way backup. The Fatbike copes well with this smoother terrain, seems to just soak up the little stones and rolls over the smaller rocks.

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MTB – Hawes to Dent Head Loop


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A Walk up Inglebrough

Had walk up Inglebrough today. Set off from the Chapel le dale Church car park. The straight up the front of the mountain following the now mainly Stone flagged path. Very misty on top could not see any views, but on the way down having followed the ridge round the mist did clear a bit to get a view of the Ribblehead Viaduct. Then back past the Hill Inn for a swift pint. Great pub for walkers and bikers!!

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