This website makes extensive use of JavaScript. For a richer experience please enable JavaScript in your browser.

High contrast version - your agreement to receive cookies is required

To view a high contrast version of our website we will need to give your computer two cookies. These are functional cookies - they do not collect any of your personal data, but simply remember that you agree to receiving the colour scheme cookies and that you want this website to have a high contrast colour scheme.

If you would like to turn on the high contrast function and receive the cookies, click on the 'accept' button. You will be able to delete the cookies at any time from your machine. If you do not want these cookies or no longer want the site to appear in high contrast colours, click the 'cancel' button. If you do not accept the cookie this function will not work.

We are asking your permission to place these cookies on your machine as part of the European e-Privacy Directive which applies to all sites in the UK. You can find out more about the Directive, the cookies we use on our website and how you can control cookies at www.yorkshiredales.org.uk/privacypolicy.htm#cookies.

Resizing the text size - your agreement to receive cookies is required

To change the size of the text on our website we will need to give your computer two cookies. These are functional cookies. One remembers that you have agreed to receiving the text size cookie while the other one remembers what size of text you have chosen to view the site with. Neither of the cookies collect any of your personal data.

If you would like to change the text size and receive the cookies, click on the 'accept' button. You will be able to delete the cookies at any time from your machine. If you do not want the cookies or no longer want the site to appear with different sized text, click the 'cancel' button. If you do not accept the cookies this function will not work.

We are asking your permission to place these cookies on your machine as part of the European e-Privacy Directive which applies to all sites in the UK. You can find out more about the Directive, the cookies we use on our website and how you can control cookies at www.yorkshiredales.org.uk/privacypolicy.htm#cookies.

Cookies on this website

We use cookies to ensure you have the best experience on our website and we do not collect your personal information. If you continue without changing your computer settings, we'll assume that you are happy to receive our cookies and we will not show you this notice again. You can change your cookie settings at any time so that your computer rejects our cookies.

Find out more about cookies and changing your settings

Pennine Bridleway

A cyclist descends par tof the Settle Loop  into Ribblesdale, with views of Inglebourough in the background. Cycling the Settle Loop

The Pennine Bridleway is an exciting new UK National Trail, the very first planned and designed specifically for horse riders, mountain bikers and walkers. The 52 mile Yorkshire Dales National Park section opened in June 2012.

The trail - connecting the Peak District, South Pennines, Yorkshire Dales and Cumbria - provides 200 miles of fantastic riding or walking.

Following a mixture of old packhorse trails, drovers roads and newly created bridleway sections, the Pennine Bridleway travels through stunning scenery. It is fully signposted and has good surfaces and gates, so you can get on and enjoy the trail.

a horse and rider take a break in the rough pasture at Newby Head gate Riding at Newby Head gate

Equally brilliant for those ready to take on the big challenge – the full length - or an afternoon’s mini-adventure. Just take your pick and get going.

Fact file

Distance:  52 miles (80km) from Long Preston to the Fat Lamb Inn near Ravenstonedale.

Access: Car parks and railway stations along the route are marked on the map.  There are excellent train connections to the Pennine Bridleway in the Yorkshire Dales using the Leeds-Settle-Carlisle line. These trains do carry bikes but it is wise to book ahead and avoid rush hour services out of Leeds. Full details of train times are available at www.nationalrail.co.uk. or by calling 08457 48 49 50.

Terrain: there are a mix of surfaces from limestone grassland to stony tracks, as well as sections on quiet tarmac roads.  There are some big climbs on the route and it traverses some exposed areas.

Maps: the route is not shown on 2012 OS maps but they are still a useful reference.  OL2 and OL19 are the relevant ones.  Maps and other downloads showing the exact route can be found on the Pennine Bridleway Route page.

For information about the whole of the Pennine Bridleway visit the Pennine Bridleway website.

Pennine Bridleway National Trail logo and website link

We hope that you find the trail in good condition, but if you encounter any problems please contact the Pennine Bridleway Project Officer.

Pennine Bridleway Project Officer, Peter Lambert leans on a gate he has just installed Peter Lambert, Pennine Bridleway Officer

Peter Lambert, Pennine Bridleway Project Officer
Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority
Yoredale
Bainbridge
Leyburn
North Yorkshire
DL8 3EL
Call 0300 456 0030
Email pennine.bridleway@yorkshiredales.org.uk
 

The Pennine Bridleway Project Officer is employed by the Authority on behalf of Natural England to manage implementation of the Pennine Bridleway and to supervise contractors working on the route.

Like this page? Share it: