Project Description

The Pennine Cycle Way is a beautiful yet challenging ride that takes you through the dramatic scenery of the Pennines and cuts through Settle along its way.

The full route runs from Holmforth to Appleby – a distance of 124 miles (18 of which are traffic free).

The Pennine Cycle Way takes in a wide variety of landscapes, including a huge canal embankment, splendid examples of textile mills, market towns, pastoral farmland and high open moorland. Traffic free sections include the green corridor of the Leeds and Liverpool Canal towpath, and bridle tracks near Clapham.

Travel in either direction from Settle, either go from Settle towards Hebden Bridge (46 miles), or Settle to Appleby (56 miles).

The Pennine Cycle Way makes makes up part of the National Cycle Route 68, which runs up the spine of England and through three National Parks between Derby and Berwick-upon-Tweed.

Regional Route 10 takes cyclists around the Malham and North Ribblesdale areas, and across the border in Lancashire, Route 90 passes close by in the Slaidburn and Forest of Bowland area, up to Bentham and beyond in the North.

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