Mastiles Lane was once part of an important long distance monastic route linking the estates of Fountains Abbey in the northern Lake District with Pateley Bridge
This route actually starts in Littondale but with a majority of the riding is in Malhamdale with a long stretch on Mastiles Lane. What can we say about Mastiles lane that hasnt already been written. Never heard of it? Where have you been? Probably the most ridden bridleway in all of the Yorkshire Dales BUT we recon this route is a gem. A seriously interesting tour round the flanks of High Mark with superb riding on almost guaranteed solitary fine track. Do it, you wont be disappointed.
Theres even a fine pub (Tennants Arms) at the start point in Kilnsey if you fancy a quick pint. We did and it makes climbing the lane so much more interesting,
We tackled this last summer and hooked up with some older bikers. This guy was 73, on a road bike and got three quarters of the way up, now thats a challenge!