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  • Premier Icon Jon Taylor
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    Dales MTB Centre? They’ve a decent accommodation setup and good weather-proof riding from the door. Won’t be too dull on an MTB, won’t be too hardcore on a CX.

    Don’t know about the pub in the village but shouldn’t be too hard to find a good one.

    Premier Icon NZCol
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    Following prior thread, will be back in the UK for a few weeks in Aug/Sept. Wanting to get a few people together somewhere for some walking, riding, beer, wine and food. Criteria are:
    1) Accomodation options nearby
    2) Good pub for food and ale
    3) Walking biking etc
    4) Somewhere to park my VW California !
    Was thinking, location wise Yorkshire Dales could work as middle ground for north vs south. Riding doesn’t have to be uber hardcore as i will only have a Cx bike with me !! Its more social than hardcore outdoor activity.

    Premier Icon Harry_the_Spider
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    Been to all of these. All should do the job.

    Dales MTB
    Reeth YHA
    Chapel le Dale bunk barn
    Dalesbridge (Austwick)

    Premier Icon mikewsmith
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    Mountaineering Club huts are normally worth a look for more basic stuff. Some camping barns in the lakes too

    scaled
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    Depends how many of you there are, there’s a bunk barn in Halton gill that sleeps nearly 40 and is one of the most beautiful places in the dales and has a couple of places to lock your bikes indoors (maybe not 40 of them)

    http://haltongillbunkbarn.co.uk

    We’ve got it booked out for the tdf next year as its going past 🙂

    Premier Icon Nick
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    We got together in Malham a year or two ago, 10 of us stayed in the Youth Hostel in two rooms. Pubs were good, nice riding and walking near by.

    Another option is one of the local authority outdoor centers, like Hinning House in the Duddon Valley, we’re off there on Friday for a long weekend with about 30 family and friends.

    http://www.lakelandoutdoorcentres.com/

    mt
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    Dales Bike Centre, you’d be mad not to give them a call. Just what you are looking for. Stu will let you park your van. Good pub close by and in Reeth. Also great rides of all types, road, cx and for the MTB.

    mt
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    NZcol, should also add that I’d be have to show you around some trails.

    nbt
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    Malham’s worth a look – YHA, Pubs, camping, great location

    fasthaggis
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    Another vote for Malham ,used the YHA there a lot over the years and it has been spot on.

    Dales_rider
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    Fully recommend Grinton Lodge YHA it has Pods, rooms and food oh and beer. A pub, the bridge inn, 1/2 a mile down the road and 1/2 a mile further on the Dales bike centre.
    Our club just spent the weekend there 40 catered for no problem.
    Oh and I parked my VW Van in the car park for free and used the washing/shower facilities.

    mt
    Member

    That 200 yds from the Bridge Inn to the Dales Bike Centre is a bit short for half a mile. Grinton Lodge YHA is indeed a good spot but it’s a b..tard climb after to much beer. Cold on a windy day also, good for rides though.

    If yopu go to Dales mtb centre use the pubs in the village, the one on the bridge is snooty and expensive.

    Dales_rider
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    mt – Member

    That 200 yds from the Bridge Inn to the Dales Bike Centre is a bit short for half a mile. Grinton Lodge YHA is indeed a good spot but it’s a b..tard climb after to much beer. Cold on a windy day also, good for rides though.

    OK its a 1/4 of a mile to the Dales Centre from the pub but it is indeed over 2 miles back to the Hostel from the pub, however it is only 1/2 a mile to the pub from the Hostel.
    Weird ?

    Edit:- BTW The Bridge inn is a very nice pub, unless you are a low life 😉

    mt
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    Hey Potatohead, you must be a regular at the Bridge Inn. No perhaps your not.

    Premier Icon NZCol
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    Thank you all very much, there is a solution in that list somewhere !

    FunkyDunc
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    About 8 yes since I’ve been here but was fantastic, middle of no where. Will even get you a barrel of beer in for your own private bar.

    http://www.swarthghyll-farm.co.uk/htm/Bunk_Barns.html

    ElShalimo
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    Low Row bunkbarn?

    Premier Icon NZCol
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    I’ll have a look at all the options and then put it out to the masses. We mainly can’t face trying to see everybody all over the place and basing ourselves somewhere easy to get to and attractive helps corral a few peeps together. Otherwise its 3 weeks of driving !

    mt
    Member

    Good luck and your holiday goes well.

    tadpole
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    It’s about 1/4 mile from the hostel to the pub in the village, descending is great, but coming back up…! Mind once your here you have the advantage of altitude to start your ride! Stu’s Bike centre is about 200 yds from the pub, and it’s level! Bridge inn is fine, good food and nice surroundings, or if you want a more of a drinking pub, try the Buck or the Black Bull in Reeth.

    Ian, Grinton YHA

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