MTB: Grassington – Weets TopThis mountain bike loop takes in the bridleways in a lesser known part of the National Park. Never technically demanding it still offers plenty of fun and includes a great route off Weets Top.
Grassington is an obvious starting point for many rides with accommodation, car parks and cafes. This one heads out of town, over the river and climbs up a stony track on to Threshfield Moor. Interesting riding over a series of well made trails and natural sections takes you out onto a short section of tarmac. Then a series of stony tracks lead around from Bordley.
Back on to tarmac, watch out for a sharp left back on to a stone track and short climb on to Weets Top with its monastic stone cross. The descent from here is not technical but is great fun so a recently constructed track and then an older stone track down into Hetton. Again it is off tarmac almost straight away, down a little walled land. Cross a busier road, round the back of Rylstone church and into Cracoe. Again, take care on the road crossing and then back to more tracks round the back of Swinden Quarry. A final road crossing and stone track before a short bit of tarmac into Grassington.
Climbs on route:
Thresfield moor climb, Threshfield Full Climb
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.