Ride the Pennine Bridleway with a Cicerone guidebook
Cycling the Pennine Bridleway
Lancashire and the Yorkshire Dales by Keith Bradbury
Handy guidebook for anyone cycling the Pennine Bridleway National Trail. Over 140km of mountain biking riding through Lancashire and the Yorkshire Dales are covered, along with an anti-clockwise route round half of the Mary Towneley Loop. 11 circular day MTB routes in the Yorkshire Dales using the Bridleway are also included. More...
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Where to start?
Who is this guide for?
When to go
How far can I ride in a day?
What type of bike will I need?
Waymarks and access
Using this guide
What to take
Section 1: The Mary Towneley Loop
Summit to Hurstwood (anti-clockwise)
Section 2: A linear description of the Pennine Bridleway
The Lancashire Link
Part 1 Hurstwood to Barnoldswick
Part 2 Barnoldswick to Long Preston
The Yorkshire Dales
Part 1 Long Preston to Horton-in-Ribblesdale
Part 2 Horton-in-Ribblesdale to Garsdale Head
Part 3 Garsdale Head to Ravenstonedale
Section 3: Day loops off the Pennine Bridleway
Route 1 The Settle Loop
Route 2 Giggleswick, Wharfe and Catrigg Force
Route 3 Clapham, Crummack Dale and Feizor
Route 4 Horton-in-Ribblesdale, Helwith Bridge and Sulber Nick
Route 5 Ribblehead to Ling Gill and Horton-in-Ribblesdale
Route 6 Ribblehead to Dentdale, via The Craven Way
Route 7 Cam High Road and The Ribble Way
Route 8 Arten Gill, Dent Head Viaduct and the Driving Road
Route 9 Garsdale to Dentdale, via Dandra Garth
Route 10 Lady Anne’s Highway
Route 11 Ravenstonedale, Pendragon Castle & High Dolphinsty
Appendix A Route summary tables
Appendix B Local facilities
Appendix C Useful contacts
Appendix D Accommodation
Appendix E Bike shops