If you don’t have any luck on here, the most knowledgeable Harrogate locals I know are The Rafferty brothers (Joe and Alex). You could get in touch with them thru their website Pro Ride Guides. Incidentaly, if you want any skills coaching in the future,they are the best in the area IMO.Posted 5 years ago
from there you can pick up BW to Kirkby Overblow south west, and from there spofforth, or even loop round to meanwood trail in leeds via Harewood, yes I am suggesting you ride into a city for good riding, but there is a good reason for it. More of an XC route focused on distance but with some treats along the way.
I’m afraid you will not be spoiled for choice from right out of Hellgate.
Alternative is cross the town, pick up the new sustrans from Bilton to Ripley, and from the to Clint, Birstwith, Shaw Mills and make a loop round there.
If you tire of that and drive out I live just out of Pateley Bridge and would be up for showing you some stuff round there.
Maps suggest you could get out to Stainburn by BW through Rigton, up to Stainburn moor and cut across the woods the Norwood trails, and then to Stainburn.Posted 5 years agofizzicistMember
I’m moving from Sheffield to Harrogate in a few weeks – I’ve been pretty spoilt for choice in MTB trails from my front door for the last 5 years. Is there anyone who can point me at some decent single track stuff accessible from Harrogate without having to drive out? I’ll be living around Harlow Hill area.Posted 5 years agoShandySubscriber
Maps suggest you could get out to Stainburn by BW through Rigton, up to Stainburn moor and cut across the woods the Norwood trails, and then to Stainburn.
You can do that but it’d be a bit of a detour from Harlow Hill and there are a lot of stiles and gates on the BWs round there. I tend to ride straight out to Stainburn from Pannal, and just do more riding out there. The is a farmers lane that takes you off the Otley road into the back of the wood, or you can go round by Norwood Lane.Posted 5 years ago
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