mtbdales >> bike routes >> Upper Wharfedale >> Grassington - Hetton
views towards stonebeck down - moor lane grassington
views towards stonebeck down - moor lane grassington
Grassington - Hetton
print Printer friendly

A laid-back ride starting at Linton Falls near Grassington and climbing off-road towards Hetton/Winterburn.

None too challenging, but superb views, big skies and diverse riding, finishing with a long fast descent back to your start point.

Linton Falls (Limestone Falls - River Wharfe) is a great bbq spot if you fancy a bit of post ride outdoor cooking.



Comments

Bookmark and Share

 

 

Statistics
Difficulty: rate Grin Factor: rate
Time :2.04 hrs
     
Distance: 10.5 mi
Offroad: 9 mi
Onroad: 1.5 mi
Climbing distance: 3.7 mi
Descent distance: 5.1 mi
Flat distance: 1.7 mi
Total climbing: 1640.4 ft
Terrain: moorland, field, singletrack, tarmac
 
OS Map:

 

 

Map
google earth Download | (whats this?) | street viewStreet View

Start point
- Grassington - Car Park close to Linton Falls - B6265 Lauradale Lane


Harris Fowler Personal Injury Solicitors

 

 

The Route

Follow the road towards Linton. (B6265 Lauradale Lane). Pass through and out of village, (passing the Fountain Inn on your left)
Take the obvious track right where the road bears left. This has a good limestone base and climbs to a gate, then goes on as a grassy surface and descends, steadily at first then quite steeply, to a main road.


Cross the road to Moor Lane, a loose limestone climb. Following the next gate the route covers moorland on a well surfaced track to a fjord crossing. Carry straight on over the moorland following the gates through bottom left of the field.


A tricky but rideable mud and grassy track section follows that descends between walls to a gate towards Cracoe. Hit road past the houses and go right on tarmac (. B6265) towards Hetton


Turn right in the village of Hetton onto Bridleway climbing towards Winterburn Reservoir. Turn right after gate where track forks.  Continue climbing until you hit a gate that joins Boss Moor Lane (tarmac) turn left then right after 150 yards onto moorland track.


Turn right at Gated signpost towards Threshfield descending. Definitely one of the best sections of this ride. A long and winding downhill. The track eventually hits tarmac (Moor Lane) follow this to Threshfield village, return to start point at Grassington via a short section of tarmac (B6265)


 


added by: jake - Sat Jul 11

 

Food & stuff
We tried Goa Spice (Cavendish St Skipton) for a pretty good curry

 

 

 

Comments
Absolutely loved this ride, a bit of everything for all levels and experience, recommend a pint of Yorkshires best pint- Hetton Pale Ale at the Angel Inn, Hetton mid ride.
from: Higgy, Bouldrick, Ginner | Wed Jun 1



 

 

Comment on this route
Your name:


Your comments:


 

 

 

 

 

crossing b6265 onto Moor Lane
crossing b6265 onto Moor Lane'
climbing moor lane
climbing moor lane'
continue..
continue..'
continue..
continue..'
past houses and right onto tarmac
past houses and right onto tarmac'
follow short tarmac section to hetton
follow short tarmac section to hetton'
from hetton towards weets top
from hetton towards weets top'
right hand track
right hand track'
follow track onto tarmac (boss moor lane)left on tarmac 150 yards then right onto track
follow track onto tarmac (boss moor lane)left on tarmac 150 yards then right onto track'
short tarmac section on boss moor lane, turn right onto track
short tarmac section on boss moor lane, turn right onto track'
continue grassy climb..
continue grassy climb..'
turn right at gate and begin decent
turn right at gate and begin decent'
a long and fast ride towards grassington
a long and fast ride towards grassington'

 

 

Outdoor Human
0845 680 0691
Grassington

zoommore bike shops

 

dales weather forecast from the met office

Web Design web design yorkshire

Design | Mobile Sites Databases | CD-Rom
Search | Interactive

 

 

mtbdales.com is a directory for mountain bikers visiting & riding the Yorkshire Dales
 

Web Design Headjog | PlanetJake Stock Photos | Royalty Free Photos | Jake Richard Freelance Design | Headjog Music | Google