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View across Buckden Pike | © National Trust Images/Peter Katic

Explore Langstrothdale by bike trail

Hop on your bike and explore the Langstrothdale valley in the Yorkshire Dales on this cycle trail. The route takes you through farmland, over bridges, and past medieval churches with the the River Wharfe as companion most of the way. The route is flexible, with an option to extend it into the wilder reaches of Greenfield Forest, which is home to wild flowers and red squirrels. There's also an optional detour to an ancient stone circle. The linear nature of the trail means you're free to go all the way through the forest or turn around when you feel you've cycled enough.

Total steps: 9

Total steps: 9

Start point

Yorkshire Dales National Par car park Buckden, Skipton, BD23 5JA. Grid ref: SD942773.

Step 1

Turn left out of the car park and then turn right up Dubb's Lane just after the village green, signposted to Hawes. Watch out for cars on the road.

Step 2

Follow the road (Dubb's Lane) out of Buckden, over the bridge, and on for about a mile (1.6km) until you reach Hubberholme.

Step 3

Continue on the same road straight through Hubberholme. After about 1.5 miles (2.4km) you'll come to Yockenthwaite.

Step 4

Continue along the road, with the ancient settlement of Yockenthwaite on your right, towards Deepdale.

Step 5

Continue on the road as it goes over a bridge.

Step 6

At Beckermonds turn left down the road signposted to Greenfield.

Step 7

Keep on the road as it heads into Greenfield Forest and between outcrops of limestone pavement.

Step 8

You'll pass High Greenfield, a lonely farm that sits at the entrance to Greenfield Forest. The tarmacked road ends here, but if your bike is suitable head through the gate and into the forest.

Step 9

If you choose to continue, follow the bridleway through the forest - it's reasonably well-surfaced with occasional puddles. The suggested route ends as the bridleway leaves the forest, where you can turn around and retrace your journey back to the start.

End point

Buckden, Skipton, BD23 5JA. Grid ref: SD942773.

Trail map

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