MTB: Grassington – Malham MoorThis all weather mountain bike route takes you up a quiet back road up Wharfedale to Kilnsey with its impressive climbing crag. You then start up Mastiles Lane before heading off across Malham Moor on a mixture of grass track and high quality purpose built trail. The final section through the mine workings of Threshfield Moor is a superb descent on a rough gritstone track.
The small town of Grassington has everything you need as a start/finish point – accommodation, car parking, toilets, shops and cafes. You head out of town on Wood Lane – a quiet tarmac road and up the valley past Grass Woods to Conistone. Then it is over the River Wharfe to Kilnsey with its impressive crag and Kilnsey Park.
You head out of Kilnsey on the first section of Mastiles Lane – a really well known route which dates back to roman times. You leave this and head out over Malham Moor on classic limestone grassland tracks, before picking up some more recently constructing tracks to get you safely across softer ground.
The final descent to Threshfield follows a rocky gritstone track through what was once a coal mining area. The final bit of road is a bit busier as it sweeps you down across the river and back into Grassington.
Climbs on route:
Malham Moor Ln Climb, Malham moor climb gate to gate
If available, the 'GPX' (or GPS Exchange format) files for each route are text files that can be read by GPS devices as a series of waypoints along each route.