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Bolton Abbey to Barden and Skipton and Silsden Circular Cycle Route

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Cycle Route Details
Route NameBolton Abbey to Barden and Skipton and Silsden Circular
Distance : miles (km)28.12  (45.25)
Posted Bybloomp
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Cycle Route Location
Town/CityBolton Abbey
County/RegionWest Yorkshire
Start LocationBolton Abbey Car Park (off B6160)
End LocationBolton Abbey Car Park (off B6160)
Cycle Steps
This Yorkshire Dales route keeps to A & B roads and lanes through rolling fields and country villages.
Park the car in Bolton Abbey carpark.
Go left on the B6160 and onto the lane up past the Abbey, cycling anticlockwise over the river to follow its meandering course up the dales to Barden.
See Barden Tower & have a meal at The Priest House restaurant.
Cut back onto B6160 and head down past the Abbey turing right onto Green Lane and follow the Embsay & Bolton Abbey Steam Railway route to Embsay and on into Skipton on the A6131.
Pass through Skipton, staying on Skipton Road through Low Bradley, Kildwick and into Silsden.
Take the A6034 Bolton Road to the outskirts of Silsden, then fork right onto Brown Bank Lane, past the caravan park & onto Cocking Lane into
Jump back onto the B6160 Bolton Road out of Addingham passing over the A59 roundabout, through Bolton Bridge and back to the car at Bolton Abbey carpark. Wander round the Priory ruins, visit
Hesketh Farm Park and finish with tea at the Abbey Tea Rooms. What a good day!
Landmarks/Pubs for lunch/Sites to see?
Bolton Abbey Priory, Barden Tower, Priest House restaurant, Hesketh Farm Park, Embsay & Bolton Abbey Steam Railway (Thomas Tank Engine on Bank Holidays)

Your comments?
posted by:BigNevRating : difficult :
Some of the hills caught me out a little, but thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Quite a lot of friendly cyclists on route, willing to make suggestions to help me along the way. Slightly altered the route to start and finish in Skipton, parking was easy and cheap, with plenty of places to eat afterwards.

posted by:Keith walkerRating : difficult :
Much better route if done clockwise

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