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Find the best mountain biking routes, rides and trails in the northern half of the Yorkshire Dales with this comprehensive guide to the region.

The Dales offer a superb network of bridleways, usable all year round, with trails visiting great swathes of moor, rubble-strewn descents, broadleaf woodland, exposed hillsides, stone-based lanes, tarns and rivers.

The Yorkshire Dales National Park is one of the UK's most MTB-friendly national parks. With bike buses, restored bridleways and pubs with workshops out the back, riders of all abilities are guaranteed a good time.

This guide contains 24 routes from 8 to 53 kilometres long. They are drawn up by Nick Cotton, author of over 30 MTB guides, plotted on Harvey Maps and illustrated with photography by Andy Heading. A special bonus section lists the top 10 climbs, descents and cruises in the area as well as a selection of road climbs to make you wince!

Nick Cotton has written over 40 bikes guides in the past 20 years, riding more than 30,000 miles all over Britain during the course of his research. He has travelled and trekked extensively, climbing to over 18,000 feet on three continents and has cycled in many countries. Nick has authored five mountain biking titles for Vertebrate Publishing, and is also the author of the successful Traffic-Free Cycle Trails.

  • Title: Yorkshire Dales Mountain Biking
  • Sub-title: The North Dales
  • Author: Nick Cotton
  • Imprint: Vertebrate Publishing
  • ISBN: 954813154
  • Rights: Worldwide
  • Publication date: 07 August 2006
  • Edition: First
  • Size: 175mm x 120mm
  • Extent: 190 pages, full colour throughout with Harvey mapping
  • Cover: Paperback
  • Weight: 275g
  • Retail price: £15.95

'I rate this guidebook highly and would recommend it to anyone planning rides in the north Dales. Navigating your way around the book is easy, whether you’re governed by route length, location, or technical difficulty. The route descriptions, photos and maps are all clear, and the book is compact enough to slip easily into a backpack. Top marks.'
Olly Howard,

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