MTB: Reeth – Booze and CrackpotTwo routes in one. The north loop includes the excellent singletrack section back to Fremington from Langthwaite, whilst the southern loop takes you up the valley bridleways, before a climb through Crackpot leads to a great crossing of Harkerside Moor.
Swaledale has one of the highest concentration of bridleways in the Yorkshire Dales, so it is no surprise that there are some great routes here. This route provides two loops out of Reeth – do one or both or spend the weekend. The Dales Bike Centre can sort out anything you might need for a day out.
The northern loop takes you up Arkengarthdale starting on tarmac. Then it is on the first stone track and a loop around to Langthwaite. From here there is a great singletrack section most of the way back.
The southern loop starts by following the river on the easy tracks of the Swale Trail. Then it is up past Crackpot on a track which just gets steeper. A short bit of road and then off across Harkerside Moor. The final drop down to Cogden Hall is a great blast – just watch getting spat out at the bottom.
Climbs on route:
Long Band Climb, Reeth - 1st drag up Arkengarthdale, Climb to Crackpot, Long band proper (from the gate), Total Crackpot
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.