Family Rides in The Yorkshire Dales
Hawes, South Dales

Details for Family Rides in The Yorkshire Dales

Family Rides in the Yorkshire Dales are the perfect activity whatever age or ability the rider. A day out in the glorious Dales followed by a lovely meal or refreshing drink at one of the many cafes and traditional pubs in the countryside is just wonderful.

The family rides included here are suitable for less experienced cyclists, and while it is impossible in the Dales to completely avoid hills and enjoy absolutely traffic free cycling, the roads are generally quiet and the stunning scenery is definitely worth the odd climb!

Gargrave Circular Route

Start/finish: Gargrave Village Hall
Distance:
 8 miles (14km)

This is a relatively short route with no big climbs, which takes you from the small town of Gargrave up into the southern Yorkshire Dales. The roads have little traffic, and there are great views of Flasby and Barden Moors. Gargrave has the well known cyclists’ cafe called the Dalesman, and at Hetton is the Angel Inn which is famous for its food.

Ilkley to Bolton Abbey

Start/finish: Ilkley
Distance:
 5 miles (9km) one way

The back road from Ilkley to Bolton Abbey is one of the most popular routes for cyclists in this area. This description just takes you through to Bolton Abbey but there are many continuations from there going further up Wharfedale or over to Embsay and Skipton.

Into Dentdale

Start/finish: Car park behind Sedbergh Tourist Information Centre
Distance:
 13 miles (21km) for circuit to Dent village, 19 miles (32km) for...

 

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