This route is based in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales National Park, starting in the traditional rural town of Grassington and taking you to the lovely village of Kettlewell.
The route at a glance
- Distance: 13.5miles/21km
- Approx Time: 2 hours
- Climb: 230m
- Start and finish: Wood Lane, Grassington
- Parking: Grassington
- Difficulty: Moderate (21km route)
Kettlewell represented the village of Knapely in the 2003 film, Calendar Girls. It has a lovely stone arch bridge (pictured).
|Segment||Distance into route||Segment length|
|Grassington To Kettlewell||0.1 km (0.1 miles)||10 km (6.2 miles)|
|Grass Wood Ln Climb||0.9 km (0.6 miles)||0.9 km (0.6 miles)|
|Cafe Dash||14 km (8.7 miles)||1.3 km (0.8 miles)|
|Hill into Grassington||21 km (13 miles)||0.4 km (0.2 miles)|
|Grassington-Kettlewell backroad||0 km (0 miles)||9.8 km (6.1 miles)|
|Kick before Long Ashes||18 km (11 miles)||0.7 km (0.4 miles)|
|Cafe to Ashes||14 km (8.7 miles)||3.4 km (2.1 miles)|
|Grass – Thresh via Kettlewell||0.1 km (0.1 miles)||20 km (12 miles)|
|Kettlewell – Threshfield||10 km (6.4 miles)||9.5 km (5.9 miles)|
|DTS to Kettlewell Maypole||0 km (0 miles)||9.9 km (6.1 miles)|
|climb out of kettlewell||10 km (6.4 miles)||0.5 km (0.3 miles)|
|Last Drag before Netherside Hall||18 km (11 miles)||0.4 km (0.3 miles)|
|Kettlewell backroad||0.5 km (0.3 miles)||9.4 km (5.8 miles)|
|Pig Hill||7.3 km (4.5 miles)||0.2 km (0.1 miles)|
|the last mile||19 km (12 miles)||1.6 km (1 miles)|
|Kettlewell to wharfedale campsite||10 km (6.4 miles)||8.1 km (5.1 miles)|
|Grassington t’ Conistone||0.2 km (0.1 miles)||4.5 km (2.8 miles)|
|climb out of kettlewell||10 km (6.5 miles)||0.7 km (0.4 miles)|
|PAJ Speedway||11 km (6.9 miles)||2.8 km (1.8 miles)|
|Escaping Kettlewell||11 km (7 miles)||1.6 km (1 miles)|
|Pig Hill Long||7.2 km (4.5 miles)||0.7 km (0.5 miles)|
Ride out of Grassington on Wood Lane, cycling past the Cricket Club on your left. Stay on this lane for 5km until you reach Conistone.
In Conistone, keep right of the village triangle and head north for 5 km until you reach Kettlewell.
When you get to Kettlewell you can ride around the village by taking the first right and then left at the Post Office, which brings you to the centre of the village. Turn left over the bridge and head out of the village on the B6160.
Stay on this road for 9km until you reach Threshfield (you will pass a garage on your right hand side). Turn left here onto B6265/Station Road.
Stay on this road for 2km until you reach the centre of Grassington.