The Settle Loop Bridleway and Cycle Track
Settle, South Dales

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Cycling on the Settle Loop
Trekking on the Settle Loop

The Settle Loop bridleway is a circular cycle track which forms part of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. The trail covers areas of varying difficulty as it takes in some of the most breathtaking scenery of the Dales. It is particularly suitable for mountain bikers.

If you love walking, mountain biking, horse riding or cycling, you will love the challenge of the Settle Loop Bridleway and Cycle Track in the breathtaking Yorkshire Dales. The ten mile long section of the loop forms the beginning of the new Pennine Bridleway, which is planned, when completed, to run for three hundred and fifty miles through the Pennine Hills.  This section takes walkers and riders through some of the most stunning scenery of the Yorkshire Dales National Park, from its beginning in the town of Settle.

There are various sections of the bridleway already open, like the Mary Townley Loop which starts in Derbyshire at Middleton Top. The scheme is eventually intended to join all the sections together, including some newly created and some ancient pathways and roads, many of which are historic pack horse routes. The terrain is diverse and quite challenging in places, with rocky hills, winding pathways and open grassy moorland along the way but there are areas suitable for all abilities and certainly worth visiting for the views alone. Settle is easily accessible from all directions by road or rail and is the perfect place to take advantage of a nostalgic trip on the Settle to Carlisle Railway. There is an excellent transport network from the towns of Leeds, Skipton and Bradford and cycles are permitted on the trains, a regular bus service runs from the towns of Skipton, Ingleton and Clitheroe and there is a special summer service from West...

 

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