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Mountain bike route - Swinsty and Timble bridleways


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Difficulty: 3 Grin Factor: 5
Time :0.43 hrs
Distance: 5.1 mi
Offroad: 4.1 mi
Onroad: 1 mi
Climbing distance: 2.1 mi
Descent distance: 2.6 mi
Flat distance: 0.4 mi
Total climbing: 944 ft
Terrain: unchallenging, but enough to get the endorphins going. Open single track, woodlands a bit of tarmac..
 

Situated to the north of Otley in the beautiful Wasburn Valley. Yorkshire Water (the land owners) have cleared up and created a couple of permissive bridalways around Swinsty Reservoir (Close to Fewston reservoir on the A59 Skipton – Harrogate Road).

Whilst they don’t have the adrenaline factor of some other routes featured on this site, they are top for short evening rides or family friendly days out. We loved the Sun Inn at Norwood for a chilled post ride beer and the route features superb views of the numerous reservoirs and local nature, woodland and wildlife..

Start point
SE 1870 5371 - GPS N 53 58.748 W 1 42.973 Start in the Swinsty Moor plantation car park - Busky Dike Lane off the A59.

 

The RouteDownload and print a permissive route map from here


Food

Theres an ice cream van in the car park?? apart from that. the sun inn at norwood for beer, pub lunches, live bands and Henry the resident peacock
Route Photos


Local bike shops
Boneshakers Performance Cycles
Helsby Cycles
0845-345-9954
PsychlosSPORT
01423545413
Spa Cycles
01423 887003
Specialized Concept Store
01423 528240
Local websites
http://www.yorkshirewater.com/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swinsty_Reservoir

 

 

 

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