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MTB: Reeth – The Edge

A classic tour of Swaledale taking in some of the best routes in the area. The highlight for most people is likely to be the two great technical rocky descents dropping from Fremington Edge, and then into Gunnerside Gill.
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Route Info

A Swaledale classic – this is a tough route with plenty of technical challenge including two steep descents. The start is in Reeth which has plenty of accommodation, shops, cafes and toilets. Just out of town is the Dales Bike Centre for all your cycling needs.

A tough rocky climb out of Reeth takes you up and across heather moorland with old mine workings. Then is the first steep descent down to Langthwaite. An easier section leads to a long climb up onto Great Pinseat. A remote section takes you through more old lead mining areas before a dramatic descent into Gunnerside Gill.

More great riding along the valley edge with a final descent down to Gunnerside. Then it is easy riding along easy riverside tracks back to Reeth.

1105m
Mountain Bike
DL11 6SZ
41km
DL11 6SZ
  • Climbs on route:

    B6270 Climb, Fremington Edge, Great Pinseat (South Route), Melbecks, Stelling Rd Climb, check out the view.., Fremington Edge Climb 2, Fremmington edge. Road to Gate, pinseat climb from junction to the slags (lol), pinseat climb from junction to the slags (lol), Great Pinseat climb (just the steep bit), short climb

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