This is a compact guide to the southern half of the Yorkshire Dales National Park, an area which offers a superb network of bridleways, usable year-round, and awesome scenery rising above 700m. Mountain biking heaven on excellent trails weaving through a landscape of limestone plateaux, open moorland and clumps of broad leaf woodland. This work features 23 routes of varying difficulty and length, 'top ten' climbs, descents and cruises and visitor information. The routes were compiled and written by a highly experienced (and local) guidebook writer, plotted on Harvey Map's cycling-specific maps and illustrated with colour photography from Andy Heading.
A guide for mountain biking rides for you to experience and enjoy.
Find the best mountain bike routes and rides in the southern half of the Yorkshire Dales with this comprehensive guide (covering literally every legally rideable trail in the Dales!). The Yorkshire Dales offer a superb network of bridleways, usable all year round, with trails visiting great swathes of moor, rubble-strewn descents, broadleaf woodland, exposed hillsides, stone-based lanes, tarns, rivers...The Yorkshire Dales National Park is one of the UKs most MTB-friendly national parks. With bike buses, restored bridleways and pubs with workshops out the back, riders of all abilities are guaranteed a good time. This guide contains 24 routes from 10 to 80km long. They are drawn up by Nick Cotton, author of over 30 MTB guides, plotted on Harvey Maps and illustrated with photography by Andy Heading. A special bonus section introduces the rider to the nearby Gisburn Forest and lists the top 10 climbs, descents and cruises in the area.