Cycle Routes in Yorkshire

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The North York Moors

Yorkshire is well known for its vast rural countryside and possesses a wonderful array of options for the cyclist.

In this huge county there is plenty to choose from but one of the main attractions has to be the Yorkshire Dales National Park with miles of outstanding unspoilt scenery making it ideal for cycling.
The Trans Penine Trail also runs through the county and has miles of top quality traffic free cycling to enjoy.
Also of interest is the North York Moors National Park with loads of bridleways, paths and cycle tracks through beautiful countryside.

There are several National Cycle Network signed routes in the county many of which have been mapped and can be viewed and downloaded below.
For more information on NCN routes in the county (including free cycle maps) please click here

For more information on cycle routes in Yorkshire including tips, advice and free cycle maps please click here

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 Short Routes: <15 miles (25km)
Route NameDistanceDifficulty
Anglers Country Park2 miles (2.5 km)*
Dearne Valley Park2 miles (3.3 km)*
Fitzwilliam Country Park2 miles (3.5 km)*
Guisborough Forest and Walkway6 miles (10 km)**
Huddersfield to Dewsbury9 miles (15 km)*
Huddersfield to Sowerby Bridge14 miles (23 km)***
Hull to Beverley14 miles (22 km)**
Humber Bridge Country Park1 miles (2 km)*
Malham Tarn Estate4 miles (7 km)*
Middlesbrough to Redcar12 miles (20 km)*
Newmillerdam Country Park3 miles (4.25 km)*
Otley Chevin Country Park5 miles (8 km)*
Rabbit Ings Country Park3 miles (5 km)*
Rochdale to Todmorden11 miles (18 km)**
Rother Valley Country Park3 miles (5 km)*
Thirsk to Northallerton12 miles (20 km)**
Ulley Country Park1 miles (2 km)*
Worsbrough Mill Country Park2 miles (2.5 km)*

 Mid Distance Routes: 16 - 30 miles (26-50km)
Route NameDistanceDifficulty
Aire Valley Towpath16 miles (26 km)*
Burnley to Hebden Bridge16 miles (25 km)***
Burnley to Skipton25 miles (40 km)***
Calder Aire Link17 miles (27 km)
Chesterfield to Sheffield19 miles (30 km)***
Doncaster to Barnsley19 miles (30 km)**
Driffield to Bridlington20 miles (32 km)**
Hull to Hornsea16 miles (25 km)**
Hull to Withernsea22 miles (35 km)**
Middlesbrough to Darlington20 miles (32 km)**
Northallerton to Leyburn25 miles (40 km)***
Penistone to Glossop19 miles (30 km)***
Rochdale to Hebden Bridge16 miles (26 km)**
Rotherham to Worksop22 miles (35 km)****
Scarborough to Bridlington25 miles (40 km)***
Sheffield to Penistone25 miles (40 km)***
Whitby to Scarborough22 miles (35 km)***
York to Selby16 miles (25 km)*

 Long Routes: > 30 miles (50km)
Route NameDistanceDifficulty
Burnley to Settle32 miles (52 km)***
Doncaster to Sheffield31 miles (50 km)***
Huddersfield to Barnsley40 miles (65 km)****
Huddersfield to Leeds35 miles (56 km)***
Hull to Driffield34 miles (55 km)***
Kendal to Settle43 miles (70 km)*****
Lancaster to Settle31 miles (50 km)***
Leeds to Barnsley31 miles (50 km)**
Leeds to Skipton31 miles (50 km)***
Market Rasen to Hessle37 miles (60 km)**
Middlesbrough to Durham34 miles (55 km)***
Middlesbrough to Thirsk36 miles (58 km)****
Middlesbrough to Whitby40 miles (65 km)****
Northallerton to Appleby-In-Westmorland62 miles (100 km)*****
Pendle Tour32 miles (52 km)*****
Pennine Bridleway120 miles (193 km)*****
Selby to Doncaster36 miles (58 km)**
Selby to Hessle37 miles (60 km)**
Settle to Ripon41 miles (66 km)****
Sheffield to Barnsley31 miles (50 km)****
Sunderland to Middlesbrough39 miles (63 km)***
Trans Pennine Trail215 miles (346 km)****
Way of the Roses170 miles (274 km)****
York to Beverley40 miles (65 km)***
York to Northallerton50 miles (80 km)***
York to Thirsk37 miles (60 km)**


 Your Submitted Routes
Route NameDistanceDifficulty
Gargrave Loop19 miles (30 km)***
Leeds to Shipley12 miles (20 km)*
Shipley to Steeton11 miles (18 km)*

 Yorkshire Cycling Links
NameDescription
Barnsley CouncilUseful information on cycling in the area
Cycle SheffieldCyclists of all kinds from all over the city who want to see cycling taken seriously as a means of transport, and given the facilities it needs.
Cycle the DalesStacks of information including tours, accommodation and routes on this well presented site
Doncaster CouncilUseful map and information on the area
Kirklees CouncilRoutes and information in the Kirklees area
Leeds Action GroupOrganises rides in the Leeds area
Leeds CouncilUseful maps for the Leeds area
Mountain Bike the DalesThe Yorkshire Dales is home to some of the finest cross country mountain biking in the country, with an excellent network of bridleways, fantastic scenery, and great pubs in nearly every village.
North Pennines AONBLots of useful information for this beautiful region
North York Moors National ParkOffical Site for the National Park
Official Yorkshire SiteRoutes and cycle friendly accommodation as well as plenty of other useful information on the county
Sheffield CouncilMaps and useful contacts for the area
Sheffield University
Walney to WearAll the information you need on this wonderful coast to coast route
York CouncilMaps and events in the York area
Yorkshire Dales National ParkA wealth of information for this beautiful area


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