Cycle Routes

Follow these recommended rides, or ask for advice on local rides to suit you.

ROUTE GUIDE

Pick a route to suite your ability or maybe you just want a relaxing ride to soak up  the scenery and visit local cafes or country pubs. There is something to suite all riders. Please ask if you want something longer or more testing!

ROUTE 1: NIDDERDALE VALLEY – 12 MILES (MODERATE)
PATELEY BRIDGE – LOFTHOUSE – PATELEY BRIDGENidderdale Valley RouteCLICK HERE TO VIEW ROUTE

This route follows the valley bottom from Pateley Bridge, close to Wath where the Sportsmans Arms serves delicious food and local beers.  The road then takes you alongside the beautiful Goutwaite reservoir on to Ramsgill and the Yorke Arms. A short ride from here and you will pass Howstean George with cafe and Studfold farm – a great place to spend a few hours and then finally along to the village of Lofthouse. Here The Crown serves home cooked food and local beers from the Black Sheep Brewery. You can then choose to carry on up to Middlesmoor village (steep hill) or to turn back for a relaxing ride back to Pateley Bridge.  Total ride time without stops: 90 mins

Please also see the link below for a similar route with photo’s:
http://www.aucu61.dsl.pipex.com/Pateley%20Bridge%20to%20Scar.htm 

ROUTE 2: PATELEY BRIDGE RIVER TRAIL – 3 MILES (EASY)
PATELEY BRIDGE – GLASSHOUSES – PATELEY BRIDGEPateley Bridge River TrailCLICK HERE TO VIEW ROUTE

ROUTE 3: SCAR HOUSE ROAD – 8 MILES (MODERATE)
LOFTHOUSE – SCAR RESERVOIR –  LOFTHOUSEScar House RoadCLICK HERE TO VIEW ROUTE

ROUTE 4: NIDDERDALE GREENWAY – 8 MILES (EASY)
RIPLEY – HARROGATE / KNARESBOROUGH – RIPLEY

This route connects Bilton, North Harrogate, and Knaresborough with Ripley on a fantastic 4 mile converted railway line. There are currrently unsigned on-road connections between Ripley and the Way of the Roses cycle route to the North and the stunning Yorkshire Dales to the west.  Follow the link below!

http://www.sustrans.org.uk/ncn/map/route/harrogate-to-ripley?lat=54.01677650096064&lng=-1.5141518715820368&zoom=13&route-type=all-routes&filters= 

ROUTE 5: GOUTHWAITE RESERVOIR – 10 MILES (MODERATE)
PATELEY BRIDGE – WATH – GOUTHWAITE RESERVOIR – PATELEY BRIDGEGouthwaite ReservoirCLICK HERE TO VIEW ROUTE

ROUTE 6: LEAD MINES – 10 MILES (HARD)
PATELEY BRIDGE – HEATHFIELD – LEADMINES – EAGLE HALL – PATELEY BRIDGELeadmines RouteCLICK HERE TO VIEW ROUTE

ROUTE 7: FEWSTON SWINSTY RESERVOIRS – 7 MILES (EASY)
CIRCUIT ROUND BOTH RESERVOIRSSwinsty-Fewston ReservoirsCLICK HERE TO VIEW ROUTE

ROUTE 8: THE SWINSTY AND TIMBLE CYCLEWAY – 5 MILES (EASY)
ALL PUBLIC BRIDLEWAYS IN THE BEAUTIFUL WASHBURN VALLEY

ROUTE 9: THE NIDDERDALE LOOP – 10 MILES (HARD)
ON AND OFF ROAD WITH AMAZING VIEWS WITH SOME STEEP CLIMBS AND DECENTS.
A SHORTER OPTION AROUND SCAR HOUSE RESERVOIR (4 MILES) IS AVAILABLE
Nidderdale Loop
CLICK HERE TO VIEW ROUTE

ROUTE 10: THE WAY OFF THE ROSES – 170 MILES (HARD)
RUNS THROUGH PATELEY BRIDGE AND BRIMHAM ROCKS. WELL SIGNED AND COULD BE RIDDEN IN STAGES