Westmorland DalesA lovely road ride through the northern part of the National Park connecting the lovely village of Orton with the lively market town of Kirkby Stephen, with great quiet roads and stunning views. The terrain is undulating but there is only one steep climb.
This ride explores the Westmorland Dales – an area which became part of the Yorkshire Dales National Park in 2016. It is a stunning upland of limestone scenery and pretty villages which is undulating rather than mountainous. The route starts in Kirkby Stephen which is a great market town with everything you will need, there is even bike hire available above the Visitor Centre. Half way round you will reach Orton which has a pub, café, shop and chocolate factory – what more could you want. The route back passes the delightful Sunbiggin Tarn and a series of great quiet lanes lead 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.