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Yorkshire Dales Mountain Biking The South Dales

Find the best mountain bike routes and rides in the southern half of the Yorkshire Dales with this comprehensive guide which covers literally every legally rideable trail in the Dales.

The Yorkshire Dales offer a superb network of bridleways, usable all year round, with trails visiting great swathes of moor, rubble-strewn descents, broadleaf woodland, exposed hillsides, stone-based lanes, tarns, rivers.

The Yorkshire Dales National Park is one of the UK’s most MTB-friendly national parks. With bike buses, restored bridleways and pubs with workshops out the back, riders of all abilities are guaranteed a good time.

This guide contains 24 routes from 10 to 80 kilometres long. They are drawn up by Nick Cotton, author of over 30 MTB guides, plotted on Harvey Maps and illustrated with photography by Andy Heading. A special bonus section introduces the rider to the nearby Gisburn Forest and lists the top 10 climbs, descents and cruises in the area.

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