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Hawes Toughie

This route starts off with a gentle run down Wensleydale but then becomes tougher. A long climb up Coverdale takes you over Park Rash and down into Wharfedale, and then after another flatter section there is the climb over Fleet Moss to finish.
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This route starts in Hawes in Wensleydale – famous for its cheese, it also has a bike shop and café based at Dales Countryside Museum which is a good place to start. An easy start to the day, especially if it is a westerly wind, takes you down Wensleydale. After that there is a long climb up Coverdale with a final steep section on to the top of Park Rash. From here it is a tricky descent down to Kettlewell in Wharfedale, before a fantastic road takes you up to Buckden and the along Langstrothdale. The second major climb of the day follows with the ascent of Fleet Moss, before a white knuckle drop down the other side back to Hawes.

Road riding through Kettlewell
1287m
Road
DL8 3NT
75km
SD 875 899
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    Kettlewell

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