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.
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.