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Yorkshire Dales MTB Routes

Ride the Dales - where speed is your friend

We've listed a selection of the best mtb routes in the Yorkshire Dales and surrounding areas. Many of the routes can be linked quite easily to take you further and increase the challenge. They are designed in the main as bite size chunks, that will provide excellent rides for most abilities.

Our map below shows you exactly where the routes are. Simply pan in and click on a bike and a link will take you to the web page.

Ensure that before you set off, you have some suitable clothing and equipment. The Dales can be an inhospitable place in poor weather, so pack a waterproof, take plenty of drinks and some snacks with you. Cycle sensibly and enjoy the ride.


pick a route below...

Scar House

Malham Tarn Family Ride

Studley Royal Deer Park

Nutwith Woods

Hutton Roof

Swaledale Mixed Route




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Mastiles Lane, Wharfdale


Burtersett and Dodd Fell  


Grewelthorpe Loop

Kirkby Malzeard Moor

Langthwaite Short Loop

Grinton Moor

Threshfield Moor


Carpeby 8

Moresdale Road, Swaledale

Dent to Hawes

Wensleydale Wander

Barden Moor

Buckden to Semer Water

Healaugh Mountainbikeneering

Valley and Pinseat Swaledale





Nine Standards Rigg & Swaledale

Lady Anne & the Wild Boar

Whernside Appreciation Loop

Heart of the Dales

Settle to Wharfedale

Nidderdale Loop

Dallowgill (Upper Nidderdale)

Kettlewell Killer Loop

Coverdale High Route

Ingleborough Round

Settle Loop

Whitaside Moor

Cam Road from Bainbridge

Three Dales (Litton, Malham, Ribblesdale)

Swaledale Twist & Shout

Bowderdale (nr Sedbergh)