Smardale GillThis is a lovely short route starting from the lively market town of Kirkby Stephen. For many people the highlight will be locking the bikes up at the entrance to Smardale Gill and taking a walk through the nature reserve on the old railway line as far as the impressive 14 arch viaduct.
This route starts in the lovely market town of Kirkby Stephen which has a wide range of shops and cafes. It follows narrow quiet lanes through to Smardale where you can park the bikes and go for a stroll along the old railway line. This passes through a nature reserve managed by Cumbria Wildlife Trust to reach the impressive viaduct over Smardale Gill. More quiet lanes take you back to Kirkby Stephen.
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.