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Stage 5: Brierfield to Settle – Pennine Cycleway

30.4 mi
9.4 mph
1,650 ft
1,550 ft
Expert bike ride. Very good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

Tour Overview

Starting Point
10.3 mi

Canal towpath

Bike Touring Highlight (Segment)

23.4 mi

The Yorkshire Dales

Bike Touring Highlight

30.4 mi

Olde Naked Man Cafe

Bike Touring Highlight

Tour Profile


Singletrack: 0.81 mi
Path: < 109 yd
Cycleway: 9.18 mi
Street: 0.59 mi
Road: 19.8 mi
State Road: < 109 yd


Unpaved: 0.82 mi
Paved: 14.5 mi
Asphalt: 11.9 mi
Unknown: 3.22 mi

Weather Forecast

komoot planned a bike ride.

August 17, 2019


  • komoot

    Stage five will lead you along meandering rivers and peaceful canals, through sleepy villages and fertile farms into the wonderful Yorkshire Dales.

    You will leave Brierfield via the Leeds and Liverpool Canal towpath and then head north away from the suburban jungle and into emerald fields. You will skirt around Nelson, the birthplace of Carradice, known for its saddlebags and panniers, along the way.

    After some 17 miles (28 km) of isolated countryside, you will arrive Gargrave. With pies and pasties galore, this pretty village is worth a visit. Here, you will also find the famous cycling cafe 'The Dalesman'.

    Gargrave stands upon the edge of the Yorkshire Dales, a national park known for its vibrant communities, inspiring landscapes and pretty stone-built villages. You will enter the Yorkshire Dales via the beautiful Aire Valley before tackling the grueling climb from Winterburn village towards Settle.

    After a cobbled descent into the town, you will arrive in your final stop for stage five, Settle. A town which lies on both the Way of the Roses cycle path and the Pennine cycleway, Settle is a popular stop off for cyclists. As such, accommodation can be slightly pricey, especially in summer.

    • August 17, 2019