Harrogate Cycling for Pleasure
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Cycle Routes

Routes are organised in order of distance (measured or estimated), starting with the shortest. Click on titles for full details. Considerable effort has been made to ensure accuracy though this cannot be guaranteed. Route numbers generally relate only to the order in which they were added to the page. Over 200 listed. Cyclists are welcome to use the routes at your own risk. 

 

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Routes out of Harrogate from Hornbeam   A) Hornbeam, L up to Leadhall Lane, 3rd R to Rossett Drive, at junction of paths, straight on  past primary school to Pannal Ash Road. R, then 1 st  L, follow round to Otley Road and turn L. At lights, R to Harlow Moor Road. Continue over Oakdal......
Route 1 Follifoot and Calcutt (10 miles) Hornbeam, (Exit G to Follifoot) Continue straight on to junction with Wetherby Rd. Straight across, onto disused country lane. At end, cross busy bypass, and straight on to Calcutt, turn L at Union Pub. Up Forest Moor Road, to double roundabout, L an......
Hornbeam, Showground, cross over at the (Sainsburys) traffic lights, follow track to Hookstone Chase. L then R at roundabout into Morrisons car park. In far corner is a track that leads to Prospect Road and Starbeck. Cross road, over level crossing and L on to The Avenue. At the end of The Avenu......
Take exit route A to Pennypot Lane. Cross the roundabout then take the next R to cross the A59 and continue to Hampsthwaite (café) R by shop to Lund Lane and L towards Killinghall. R on Grainbeck Lane, cross A61 into Knox Lane. R over bridge, up hill, R, 1 st left up to Bilton Lane, L, then ......
Route Map Start Starbotton, very challenging 600m climb in 1km, fast descent to Kettlewell (refreshments), tough climb over moors to Litton, another climb over moors to Buckden, back to Starbotton. Not very technical, but very hard climbing. Ben Cope comments: 'This ride is only 14 miles but it......
Hornbeam, Low Bridge (exit E) Knaresborough (Abbey Rd) at end turn R past the retail park and over bypass continuing to Little Ribston. In Little Ribston turn R to Spofforth, At T junction with A661 straight on, over bridge. R immediately after church. Follow road round to T junction. R and fo......
Start beside Hampsthwaite Memorial Hall (drive or cycle to get there). To Birstwith, bridleways virtually all the way to Shaw Mills and Bishop Thornton. To Cayton Gill, further bridletracks to Ripley, back to Hampsthwaite via tracks to Clint. About 2hrs. Distance 15 miles or so, could be extended......
From Hornbeam Exit B to Beckwithshaw. At mini roundabout turn R past cricket club, down hill and up to Pennypot roundabout. L and first R. Cross A59 down to Hampsthwaite. Cafe. Return up Hollins Lane, L at end and R (Care) down Grainbeck Lane. Cross A61 (Care) and down hill, first L into Knox ......
Hornbeam, Leadhall Lane, and L at T junction following road through Burn Bridge. Cross A61[care], straight over roundabout, 1 st L to Walton Head Lane, R in Kirkby Overblow on to Swindon Lane, L on Spring Lane to Netherby,  L on Moor Lane and L again back through Kirkby Overblow. Keep R and up......
Go to end of Hornbeam, left down footpath, take left gate to Hookstone Woods. Down Station Road cross over A661 and take cycle path to Sherwood Estate. Right at end and left onto Crossways Drive . Left onto Forest Lane Head, half way up right onto footpath and follow (via couple of gates and stil......
Route Map (All stats are available by clicking on the "Summary" tab. This shows it is 24.94 km. Change this to miles by using the "Options" box on the "Map" tab, and selecting Imperial Units. The summary then shows 15.5 miles, with a height gain of 700 feet. Starting and finishing from Hornbeam......
Route Map Down Hornbeam Ave and R just before the hospice gates then along to Fulwith Mill Ln. L to bottom and R and L to cross the bridge across the river. Up to the railway bridge and follow path to R until reach gate. Through gate and straight up through wood to Follifoot Rd at golf club (ta......
Hornbeam and via Showground route to Knaresborough Low Bridge (Exit H) . Abbey Road, L at end and follow through, over traffic lights at York Road along Chain Lane to Boroughbridge Road. R here and1st L to Farnham. R in Farnham then straight on to Ferrensby. Cross over A6055 to Arkendale. R to ......
From Hornbeam Exit B to Beckwithshaw, 1st R to Little Arncliffe. Continue down to T-Junc, turn R, then 1st L to Swinsty. Follow road up hill and over dam to Fewston. [Ice cream & toilets at reservoir car park}. Return over dam and up to Church then turn L on Back lane and R up Wydra lane. ......
Route Map Crimple Valley through wood to Yorkshire Showground and Travellers Rest pub. Wetherby Road, after 50m left on to bridleway to Forest Moor Road and Calcutt. Just before A658 take bridle path towards the Lido Caravan Park. Join Wetherby Road again to take track to Goldsborough then over......
Hornbeam, Stray, Claro Road, cycle path, (or follow route F) Greenway to Ripley. Through Ripley, 2 nd exit at roundabout on A61 [care], turn 1st R and follow country lane towards Nidd and L at T junction and on to the edge of Brearton, Continue to main road, L then L again to Scotton , R to Ling......
Hornbeam, Knaresborough, Abbey Road. R at end and over bypass to Little Ribston. Continue past Kirk Deighton, R at T junction into Wetherby. (Café.) Deighton Road, just past Morrison’s Garage, L to Harland Way cycle path to Spofforth, R into village. Straight on at roundabout to Follifoot. At......
Hornbeam, Knaresborough, head up Boroughbridge Road and turn L to Farnham. R in Farnham and L at crossroads. L to Occaney and R into Copgrove. Take bridle path to Roecliffe. At end turn L to Bishop Monkton, L towards Burton Leonard, Farnham. Knaresborough and Beryl Burton path back to Harrogate......
Hornbeam and out to Beckwithshaw, pass through the village and turn R to go to Stainburn Forest car park. Turn L to follow track through the forest.  At end of track turn L, go through two gates, and turn L at T-junction. After about ½ mile turn Lon B6161 then 1st R to Almscliffe Crag. Take L ......

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Disclaimer:
All rides are at your own risk. Please ensure that you have your own third party insurance (check your house insurance) and consider Cycling UK membership.