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MTB: Settle Loop

The first section of the Pennine Bridleway to be opened in the Yorkshire Dales, the Settle Loop takes you on a variety of tracks; gravel, natural grassland and rocky limestone sections. It also gives great views out over the southern section of the Dales. It may be a short route but it involves a big climb out of Settle so expect to do some hard work.
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The Settle Loop is a classic little circuit, but with a tough climb to get you going. Settle is a lively little market town and Three Peaks Cycles on the market square can hire you a bike, or sort out any mechanical problems you have.

The first part of the climb out of Settle is on tarmac and then becomes a broad stone track. On to tarmac again with great views of Attermire Scar, then it is on to Stockdale Lane – a stone and then grass track.

A fast grassy descent leads to Gorbeck Road, another primarily stony track. This is a quick undulating track with a final quick descent. The final section is back on grass for a lovely run back down into town.

Balancing act
464m
Mountain Bike
BD24 9EJ
16km
SD 8196 6365
  • Climbs on route:

    Mitchell Ln Climb, Stockdale Ln Climb, Cove Rd Climb, The Settle Loop Stockdale Ascent, Stockdale Ln climb, 2nd to 3rd gate, Stockdale lane 2 gate to top gate, Btm of lambert lane to top of Y stockdale lane , the uphill challenge

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