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Allerton Bywater, Temple Newsam, Lotherton Hall - Mtb Loop Cycle Route

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Cycle Route Details
Route NameAllerton Bywater, Temple Newsam, Lotherton Hall - Mtb Loop
Distance : miles (km)23.93  (38.51)
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Cycle Route Location
Town/CityAllerton Bywater
County/RegionWest Yorkshire
Start LocationAllerton Bywater
End LocationAllerton Bywater
Cycle Steps
Join 'The Lines Way' at Allerton Bywater and head towards Billy Wood. Keep going until you come to the main steel 'sty' which is just below Brecks Lane. Turn left down the rocky road and climb the steady hill past the Brecks Lane Farm. Continue until you get to the main road. Turn left onto the main road and then first right. At the end of this road, turn left and after 2/3 houses on the right, there is a bridleway sign pointing right. This takes you through the entrance of what appears to be another farm. Follow the route and it will take you over the M1 and onto the rear entrance of Temple Newsam. There are many tracks from here down to the main pond. Head up to the house and then out towards the football pitches. Join the exit road and past the gate keepers cottage. Just after this there is a bridleway that turns right off the main road and down a rocky path - get some speed up but dont miss the second left turning up a pretty steep but short rocky climb. Get to the top and continue along the bridleway into Colton village. Keep to the main road and pass the cricket pitch on your left. This road will take you to the ring road just after Sainsburys. Cross the road and head towards Barrowby Wood. There are some good jumps and compressions here to have a play. Exit the woods behind Thorpe Park Business park. There is a pathway that leaves Thorpe Park parallel to the North bound M1. You will come to a bridge taking you over the M1 and eventually to a lane that will lead you to the top of Garforth Main Street. Join the main road and head past Tesco. Opposite the fish and chip shop on your right, turn left down Ash Lane. From here continue on the bridleway to into Aberford. Once here, go up Lotherton Lane to Lotherton Hall. Pass through Lotherton Hall and you will see an exit at the back of the estate that takes you down a corn field. It leads you to some Woods that you need to go straight through. You will exit the woods onto a farm road. Turn right here and continue. You will notice a pathway to the left which takes you between two fields, head up here and once at the top turn right and then left at the bottom. Follow road and then bridleway along before coming to a railway arch that you can go through. Continue on and pass through the cattle field. Once at the end, cross the railway and back to the quarry. Pass here and join the farm track that runs parallel to the A1. You will come to motor cross track. At the entrance to this (under the bridge), ride into the woods over the road. This will take you to the main road. Cross this and down the farm road down to the farm buildings. Once through here, bare right and past the horse fields on your left. You will reach a small wooden bridge. Turn right after this and continue. This will bring you to Ledston Luck. Numerous routes from here back to Allerton Bywater. The one I have given is mainly off road from here.
Landmarks/Pubs for lunch/Sites to see?
Temple Newsam tea room, Garforth Bike Shop, Lotherton Hall tea room, Kippax High Street shops

Your comments?
posted by:DuncanRating : difficult :
A great ride, largely off road on bridleways and tracks. Watch out for right turn after quarry - not clear in narrative.

posted by:DuncanRating : difficult :
A great ride, largely off road on bridleways and tracks. Watch out for right turn after quarry - not clear in narrative.

posted by:Paul ClayRating : difficult :
I really enjoyed this ride as well as a cafe stop of Lotherton hall. Some of the sections do say footpath/no cycles but we didn''t really encounter any problems. Fairly flat throughout the ride, with just the odd steep climb to manager.

posted by:Barry PlattsRating : difficult :
Was looking forward to this loop but looking at the GPX found that it was 50% on footpaths and at one point on a no right of way track through a farm. Having had unpleasant run-ins with farmers and ramblers I don''t think we should be promoting cycling in these places.

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