- Camping near Reeth
First weekend in August is Ard Rock. Place will be heaving with campers, though mainly in the event camp sites. The Orchard park is right next to the family camping site for Ard Rock, assuming they use the same place. You might even be able to use that (£15 a night, but got to be out by 10am Monday), though the Orchard place is a proper caravan park with likely better facilities.Posted 5 months agodangeourbrainSubscriber
Now, what riding can I do from Muker
There’s a route up to tan Hill and back, nice for a ploddy ride if you’ve got climbing legs.
All the usual swaledale stuff is also easily riden from there and there’s plenty of stuff around GunnersidePosted 5 months ago
Now, what riding can I do from Muker…
Head east 1 mile past Muker on road, turn left at Ivelet over humpback bridge and continue on back road to start of Gunnerside Gill BW. Head up bridleway on LHS to mines at the top – cross over the gill, head South on BW and then turn East after 1 mile and ride over the fells to Great Pinseat, head back SE to Reeth via Surrender Mill. Optional loop off Fremington Edge and back on road or BWs by river.Posted 5 months ago
Yep, Muker > Reeth IMO. Nice pub there too.
Loads of options – over the hill to Keld (or up the side of the river), up past Crackpot Hall to pick up the shooting track over to Gunnerside Gill, North Hush descent, climb back out to the N on shooting track, pick one of the hushes or the FP descent, follow GG track and take the electric gate descent down to Gunnerside. Then back however you fancy, road, track.Posted 5 months ago
Depends how much you like your descents (and how technical you like them). That one above is descending almost entirely on easy doubletrack (and road) unless you’re prepared to hoick up to Fremmy Edge. Lovely big sky views around Great Pinseat though.
(Can’t say I’ve ever seen anyone trying to ride UP Bunton Hush, either!)Posted 5 months ago
True. Beats me how they manage to hold a full enduro there every year. 🙂
I agree up to a point, but there is some ‘mild tech’ and rockier descending to enjoy around Gunnerside.
The last time I did that road descent into Healaugh was after trashing my arm crashing at 20mph in the ford.*
*Interestingly, I hadn’t realised that’s the ford that James Herriot drives through at the start of All Creatures Great and Small. Was always a highlight of my six-year-old TV week*Posted 5 months ago
** OK, not that interestingly.
*Interestingly, I hadn’t realised that’s the ford that James Herriot drives through at the start of All Creatures Great and Small.
Yep, we used to watch them film bits then I was younger. Parents owned a cottage in Muker since I was 6 and holidaying there every year since I was about -5. NB Cottage now rentable: https://www.yorkshire-cottages.info/yorkshire-dales/swaledale/the-arches-uk2474
Has separate secure garage for bike storage.Posted 5 months ago
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