Expect some stunning views on this loop as you cycle around several high peaks on quiet roads leading to Littondale, along the River Skirfare. There’s little shelter along this route so it is best avoided in poor weather.
From Settle railway station head out to the village of Langcliffe from where you will need to climb a steep lane and follow a narrow strip of asphalt across the hilltops.Continue climbing up to Dawson Close and then descend down to Halton Gill. You will then begin to head south east along Littondale, passing through Arndale towards Grassington and Cracoe. Keep going until you reach Hetton and Flashby and then head through Eshton and Arton villages until you’re pedalling across Scosthrop Moor. From here you can begin the fast downhill descent back towards Settle.
Start point: Settle railway station
Grid reference: SD 81654 63454
Postcode: BD24 9AA
Total distance: 64km
Total elevation: 1063m
Max elevation: 432m
To see a rough map of this route, click here.