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Yorkshire Dales

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Dunstanburgh Castle

Featured Route: Bowderdale Classic (Howgill Fells)

Distance: 23mi / 37km
Ascent: 1,103m / 3,618ft
Offroad: 65%
Difficulty: 71%

A difficult mountain bike route that takes in both the Yorkshire Dales and Cumbria. Start with a killer climb out of Sedbergh, one which takes you right to the top of The Calf at 676m (2,218ft). It’s tough but once you’re here you can rest assured that the rest of the route is predominantly downhill, and it starts right now with an awesome 6km (4mi) long descent of Bowderdale.

The return legs climbs again but this time nowhere near as much as earlier, you pass between Harter Fell and Knott before descending again on some cracking...

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