National Trust Fountains Abbey & Studley Royal, Yorkshire Dales & Brimham Rocks Long Route




Bike Ride

5702 ft

Begins in:
Harrogate, United Kingdom
Created By:
National Trust Y&NE
This is a challenging route for committed, fit bike riders that takes in some of Yorkshire's most amazing scenery. Starting from the National Trust Fountains Abbey & Studley Royal World Heritage Site (toilets, refreshments) the route heads through the historic deer park and then country lanes through small villages including Masham, famous for its two breweriesas. It then makes its way towards Wensleydale. Having climbed out of Bishopdale on the reverse of the 2014 Tour de France route you enter into beautiful Upper Wharfedale. A tough climb up from Arncliffe leads you onto Malham Moor before you drop down past Malham Tarn to the village of Malham (toilets, refreshments). From Airton a section of the Yorkshire Dales Cycle Way leads you back into Wharfedale before you climb up to Greenhow followed by a swift decent into Pateley Bridge (toilets, refreshments). The last leg takes you on the Way of the Roses route past the National Trust site of Brimham Rocks (amazing rock formations, toilets and refreshments) before returning on flatter roads to your start point at Fountains Abbey & Studley Royal where you may wish to indulge yourself in a well-earned treat in the restaurant.
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Climb Details

Rating Start/End Points Length Start/End Elevation Avg Grade
Cat 4 1.56 mi/6.72 mi 5.16 mi 196 ft/488 ft 1.1%
Cat 4 11.32 mi/16.24 mi 4.91 mi 258 ft/824 ft 2.2%
Cat 5 18.29 mi/21.34 mi 3.05 mi 347 ft/664 ft 2.0%
Cat 5 22.46 mi/23.58 mi 1.12 mi 531 ft/762 ft 3.9%
Cat 5 24.88 mi/27.56 mi 2.67 mi 363 ft/677 ft 2.2%
Cat 3 33.78 mi/40.37 mi 6.59 mi 499 ft/1,384 ft 2.5%
Cat 3 51.94 mi/54.00 mi 2.05 mi 730 ft/1,295 ft 5.2%
Cat 5 55.05 mi/56.61 mi 1.56 mi 1,126 ft/1,334 ft 2.5%
Cat 4 66.31 mi/71.29 mi 4.98 mi 487 ft/849 ft 1.4%
Cat 3 75.71 mi/81.12 mi 5.41 mi 474 ft/1,320 ft 3.0%
Cat 4 86.84 mi/90.08 mi 3.23 mi 428 ft/876 ft 2.6%

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