MTB: Settle – a Long LoopIf you’ve been around the Settle Loop and want to extend it, here is one option. It adds in a section of Mastiles Lane and a loop to Malham past Gordale Scar, before a testing climb up Stockdale Lane and a long descent to Settle taking in an extra off tarmac section.
Here is an extended version of the well known Settle Loop. Settle is a great little market town with Three Peaks Cycles right in the centre where you can hire a bike.
A tough climb starts out of Settle and carries on up the stone track of Gorbeck Road. This takes you over towards Malham Tarn. A short section of tarmac and then it is on to Mastiles Lane – a classic green lane which dates back to roman times. You leave this at Bordley and double back on some other great tracks with a quick tarmac descent into Malham village.
The climb back out is tough initially on a grass surface, then a bit of tarmac and then on to Stockdale Lane which is a mix of grass and stone. Once you hit the summit the descent back to Settle is a classic.
Climbs on route:
Upper Settle to Above Lancliffe Slog, Cove Rd Climb, Jubilee Cave, Cove road gate to settle loop junction, Langcliffe glimb to gyat
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.