Bike Touring Highlight
Road Cycling Highlight (Segment)
komoot planned a bike ride.
August 17, 2019
Rocky crags, cavernous underground labyrinths, ancient woodland, former metal mines, cascading waterfalls, trickling streams and sweeping moors – the Yorkshire Dales is known for its wild and windswept landscapes. Stage six of the Pennine Cycleway will guide you through some of the areas' most spectacular landscapes.
Within a few miles of setting off, you will enter the Ribber Valley, a lovely section of the route through the dales. If you are on a mountain bike, you may want to consider the original cobbled track between Austwick and Clapham rather than following the cycle path along the main road.
From Clapham, you will cycle country lanes through green countryside and dry-stone lined fields towards Ingleton, lovingly known as the Land of Caves and Waterfalls.
A climb will take you into Dentdale, a stunning Yorkshire dale with an underground network of caves and the babbling Kingsdale Beck.
The route continues to climb up to the highest point in Lancashire before descending down a long and winding road into Deepdale, where you continue to be spoiled by spectacular scenery.
Along the way, you will pass the sleepy villages of Dent and Gawthrop whilst following the River Dee as it carves through the landscape, before arriving at Sedbergh. Brimming with interesting bookshops, this pretty town has dubbed itself “the book town of England.” After browsing through the varied literature, you will easily find comfortable accommodation to spend the night.