Ilkley to Arncliffe and Malham Circuit Cycle Route

Cycle Route Details
Route NameIlkley to Arncliffe and Malham Circuit
Cycle Route Location
County/RegionWest Yorkshire
Start LocationStation Road (B6382)
End LocationStation Road (B6382)
Cycle Steps
1. This route has some sections on A and B roads, but is mainly on lots of country lanes. There are some big climbs, but there is also breathtaking scenery and a good expedition into the Dales. Initially head out the B6382 and the A65 Skipton Road, before turning off on the B6160 for Addingham. Continue to follow the B6160 to the turn off for Arncliffe. Now follow the country road into and through Arncliffe, taking the sharp left hand turn after the river. Follow this road through Malham, Scosthorp, Hetton and Thorpe back to the B6160. Turn right and retrace your route back to the turn off for Hartington. Turn left and take the bridge over the river to Harlington, giving an different route back. Follow this road through Appletreewick until the turn off for Strands Lane. Follow the road through Barden and take the left fork. At the crossroads, take the right turn, head across the river and back down to rejoin the B6160 once again. Follow the B6160 back towards Ilkley until the A59 turn off. Turn left along the A59 to the Beamsley turn off, giving a second detour on the way back. Head down Beamsley Lane and go through Beamsley and Nesfield. finally at Middleton Avenue turn right and head back to the B6382 and the start.
Landmarks/Sites to see?
Lots of cafe's and pubs on the route for sustenance. JD Cyles in Ilkley and Dirtwheels in Otley for spares