Where to Ride: explorethedales.com

Where to Ride: explorethedales.com


Great online resource featuring on and off road routes in the dramatic Yorkshire Dales

Those looking for on and off road routes in the Yorkshire Dales could do a lot worse than logging on to www.explorethedales.com - a great resource chock full of routes with full descriptions, photos and mapping. As well as routes, there's a wealth of advice on map reading, maintenance, off-road-riding code as well as info on where to stay in the Dales.

Routes are graded easy, moderate or hard so there's something for everyone from families to hard core wilderness riders while for inspiration, the guys at explore the Dales have a growing gallery of images that will get you itching to get out there and explore.

We rather like the sound of the 30mile off road all dayer of the ‘Wharfedale Chicken Dinner', featuring the Settle Loop, Mastilles Lane and Old Cote Moor, passing the dramatic and improbable overhang of Kilnsey Crag. However, if this sounds a bit too epic, there are lots of less challenging routes to try.