Hawes ToughieThis 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.
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.
Climbs on route:
Fleet Moss, Scabbate Gate Climb, gale banck, gayle bank climb, Wharfe to Wensly, Coates Lane Climb, Coverdale Climb (LFCC), Beckermonds To Top Of Fleet Moss, King Kevins Hill, Cattle Grid to t'top, Fleet Moss- Max Elev, Fleet Moss the highest road in yorkshire, Fleetmoss - Oughtershaw to 20% sign, Kettlewell Klimb, Cam Gill Rd MEGA, Fleetmoss 1/2 way, Fleetmoss 2nd 1/2, Fleet Moss - To the sign, Fleet Moss - from Cattlegrid Dip, White Rose Classic - Fleet Moss, Ooossshhh #262 Fleet Moss S2N
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.