Swaledale CircularAn easy route for navigation! This route follows the undulating road up the lovely valley of Swaledale, and then climbs to the highest pub in the land at Tan Hill. From here the route back to Reeth is a classic – a quiet road through beautiful scenery which can seem virtually downhill all the way if the wind is behind you (which it usually is).
This route starts at the village of Reeth in Swaledale which has a good range of accommodation, shops, cafes and pubs. There is also the Dales Bike Centre which can hire you a bike, carry out repairs and sort you out with spares. The route is simple – cycle from Reeth up the valley through stunning scenery and a series of lovely villages. There is then a right turn beyond Keld which takes you high up on to the moor to reach the isolated Tan Hill Inn – the highest pub in Britain.
After that the only way is down and it is a long steady descent virtually all the way back to Reeth.
Climbs on route:
Long Causeway Climb, Raw Bank Climb, West Stonesdale to Tan Hill, Angram Lane Climb, Pennine Way Climb, River Swale to Tan Hill Inn
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.