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Lower Wharfedale

This route explores the delights of lower Wharfedale. There are no big climbs although there are plenty of small ones. Shorter variations are possible: 5.5 miles (9km) by turning back at Burnsall, or 12 miles (20km) by turning at Barden. The route back is on a slightly busier road so you may prefer to simply retrace your route.
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Route Info

Wharfedale is a popular valley at the southern end of the National Park. This route follows the valley between Grassington and Bolton Abbey using the roads on either side of the valley. There are plenty of places to stop for refreshment on the route and stunning views throughout. There are no major climbs on the route but plenty of short climbs some of which are steep. You will see plenty of the famous barns and walls of the valley and the lovely stone built villages for which the National Park is well known.

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Cycling near Burnsall
BD23 5LB
SE 0024 6376
  • Alternative starts:

    Bolton-abbey, Burnsall


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