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Dent to Settle Cycle Route



England > North Yorkshire > Dent Rail Station
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Cycle Route Details
Route NameDent to Settle
Distance : miles (km)26.47  (42.60)
Duration(hh:mm)02:36
Difficulty
Posted ByBradfordshrimp
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Cycle Route Location
CountryEngland
Town/CityDent Rail Station
County/RegionNorth Yorkshire
Start LocationDent Rail Station
End LocationSettle Rail Station
Cycle Steps
By train from West Yorkshire. Generally follows the Pennine Bridleway so some of the surfaces have been improved and offer a greeat surface to cycle on and is well waymarked. Some is on minor roads which are generally quiet. The major climb is on both road and on unimproved track. The descent from the top is long and straight on an unsealed surface with some rocks oin the ruts. Care reauired but with good balance a good speed can be gained. Just watch out for walkers...this is a popular walking area...Pennine way, Dales way and Pennine Bridleway. Actualy shoulkd go through Selside and not up the track before...over the fields is marked as footpath so NO GO WITH A BIKE. The track over Sulber is good. limestone is exposed and is slippy in the wet, but otherwise is a good surface. There is a nasty drop when the lane is gained where idicated. It is steep, but not insurmountable...it is not long and could be walked for the less courageous. The remainder of the route is generally on good made surfaces, either bridleway or minor road. Enjoy Buck Haw Brow...it makes the last 2 miles to Settle a doddle.
The morning train gets to Dent around 11-00, and the afternoon train back from Settle leaves around 15-30, so don't hang about. There may not be time for Lunch at the Ribblehead Inn. The "4th Peak" tea van at the road turining to Settle does BRILL bacon butties however and good tea.
Landmarks/Pubs for lunch/Sites to see?
Places: Great views of all of Yorkshires three peaks, The viaduct at Ribblehead. Wooded valleys at each end, Dentdale and Crummack Dale. No Gear outlets, in fact very little habitation till you get to Settle. Take you spare tubes!

Near By Cycle Shops
3 Peaks Cycles
Cycling Clubs located in this region
Skipton Cycling Club
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