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To the Cam High Road and Snaizeholme

Route Distance: Approx 17 miles
Rating: Medium with Long Climbs and 2 long descents
Time: 2.5 Hours

Took a ride from Hawes up to Cam Top via the bridleway alongside Snaizeholme (actually part of the Pennine Way for the top section), then dropped down the gravelly descent to the head of Widdale before climbing up top the top of Arten Gill Moss, before the descent into Widdale and back to Hawes.

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MTB Ride touching 4 Dales

Today took a longish ride from Hawes which touched on Wensleydale, Widdale, Dentdale and Garsdale.

Distance: 25 milesGPX-50(1)
Time: 3 hours

Mainly off road, some tough climbs made up for by a great off-road descent to Newby Head and a steep drop down to Garsdale Station on the Coal Road.

From Hawes ride towards Bainbridge on the A684 then after about a mile trun up to Burtersett. Follow the road up through the Village aand after another mile of climbing, you come to a “crossroads” where the bridleway crosses the road, it on the corner and you can`t really miss it. Turn right and continue climbing. This track climbs for over a mile, keep going through to 2 gates before a flat section and then a descent down to the Beggermans Road, near to Fleet Moss. Follow this road for about 3/4 mile and take the single track road to the right signposted to Cam. This single track tarmac road carries on for about 2.5 miles. Once at the top follow the road to the left past the bridleway, don`t take this bridleway turning back to Hawes and Snaizeholme. After another 1/4 mile you come to set of gates and a cattle grid. Just before this is a field gate and a signposted Bridleway to the right Newby Head Road 2.5 miles. Go through the gate and follow the track across the top of the Fells, the track starts to become gravelled. You start to descend and pass though a small gate.

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The Hill Farmer in the Yorkshire Dales

A quick plug for my dads video production company, after 6 long years this video, The Hill Farmer in the Yorkshire Dales has finally been completed. It follows the farming year of the Fothergill Family in Widdale, through the major events of their hill farm.  Includes lambing, shearing, haymaking, sheep sales etc. A trailer for the production can be seen on youtube (see below) and if you wish to purchase pop over to the website at amfilms. Available Continue reading

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MTB – Hawes Widdale 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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