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#47557 - 08/06/09 09:52 PM Cycling on dales way
music63 Offline
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Registered: 08/06/09
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I enjoy walking and cycling and used to do a lot of cycling on bridleways and old tracks but haven't done any for a while. I have no prior knowledge of the dales way until I found this site. Is the dales way a track where you could cycle in parts too? I guess I am asking from a terrain point of view as well as whether this is allowed i.e. footpath only.

If it is posible to cycle in parts, any advice on specific sections would be helpful. Hopefully I have not offended any ramblers by my suggestion to cycle parts of the way.

#47566 - 09/06/09 08:06 AM Re: Cycling on dales way [Re: music63]
Stottie Offline
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Registered: 21/02/07
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Loc: Derbyshire, England
Mostly unsuitable for bikes - stiles and suchlike, quite apart from the objections of landowners and hikers.
There are parallel tarmac roads that aren't heavily used by motors, and I'd go for them instead.

#47569 - 09/06/09 10:42 AM Re: Cycling on dales way [Re: Stottie]
Rhodesy Offline
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Registered: 25/04/09
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Loc: Keighley, West Yorkshire
I'm not aware of any parts that are bridleways I'm afraid, and there are very few road sections. You could follow the route of it on fairly quiet roads though.

#47571 - 09/06/09 03:52 PM Re: Cycling on dales way [Re: Rhodesy]
flatlands Offline
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Maybe a research on the memory map or o.s. would bring some back lanes or the odd bridle-way to light.

One way is the back road from Grassington to Buckden to Halton Gill, Churn Milk Hole, Helwith Bridge, B road to Horton in Ribblesdale and to Ribblehead, over Littledale and Great Wold into Dentdale. These are on lanes, by-ways and bridlepaths. I'm not sure about after Dentdale, I can check out the memory map.

#47573 - 09/06/09 03:58 PM Re: Cycling on dales way [Re: flatlands]
flatlands Offline
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I've checked the route after Dentdale, not much scope in the way of bridle-ways, but lots and lots of quite back roads to follow the Dales Way as closely as possible. Now that would be fun to do and explore because I'm also a very keen cyclist and would love to do the Dales Way by bike (paths omitted ofcause) and stuff the walking the walking for a while.


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