As many of Swaledale's best trails as you can get into one massive ride, with optional stops at The Dales Bike Centre, The Red Lion, The CB Inn and the Ghyllfoot tea room at Gunnerside. Routes starts at a Car Park on the left, half a mile west of Healaugh on the main road- many escape routes are available to this point as they will all be downhill, if fatigue or bad weather intervene. The route has over a mile of vertical climbing and you climb to over 500m above sea level on five separate occasions
Gunnerside Gill & Apedale mountain bike route in the Yorkshire Dales is 28.5 miles long and is graded moderate. It heads up Swaledale and Gunnerside before returning through Apedale. There's a good mixture of rocky trails through the Swaledale and over the moors with some great descents and long climbs in Gunnerside Gill and Apedale. Although a long, hard ride Gunnerside has some good mid-ride refuelling options.
GPS log courtesy of Flattyres-MTB. A full route guide for this ride is available on their website here: Gunnerside Gill & Apedale
Gunnerside Gill, Yorkshire Dales is a 9 mile Swaledale / Yorkshire Dales classic circular MTB route. Starts atMelbecks, DL11 6PW.Find out about the wider region here at on the trail listing https://www.ibikeride.com/england/2429-gunnerside-gill-yorkshire-dales-mountain-bike-trails
Langthwaite and Reeth Moor is a mountain bike trail in the Yorkshire Dales. It is graded moderate and is 19 miles long. It is based around Reeth, at the junction of Swaledale and Akengarthdale in the Yorkshire Dales. It is split over two sections of different length each containing a big up and down. The first and largest section climbs from Langthwaite to the top of Reeth Moor before descending towards Reeth. After Reeth is the shorter, but more severe and technical, climb and descent of Fremington Edge. The trails go through a number of old earthworks and quarries so are predominantly rocky with a few sections of singletrack. It starts at the Red Lion in Langthwaite.
GPS log courtesy of Flattyres-MTB. A full route guide for this ride is available on their website here: Langthwaite and Reeth Moor
Castleton,Edale,Edaleride,great descents and some climbing.
These two loops can be done on their own as a good ride but paired together provide a nice few hours out with the option of a pub stop at either halfway or at the end. It is best done with the wind from the west to help speed you along the descents.