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MTB: Settle – a Long Loop

If 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.
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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.

Mountain biking with Malham Cove behind
965m
Mountain Bike
BD24 9EJ
36km
SD 8196 6365
  • 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

  • Alternative starts:

    Malham

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