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superb watery type views of Swinsty and Fewston
superb watery type views of Swinsty and Fewston
Swinsty and Timble bridleways
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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..


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Difficulty: rate Grin Factor: rate
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..
OS Map:Ordnance Survey OS Landranger Map Leeds & Bradford



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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.

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The Route
Download and print a permissive route map from here


added by: jake - Wed Jul 23


Food & stuff
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







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