Bransdale Mountain Bike Routes

About Bransdale

Stork  House  (ruin)  Bransdale

Bransdale is in the North York Moors, nestled between Bilsdale East Moor, Cockayne Ridge and Rudland Rigg. The hamlet of Cockayne is the main settlement in the dale and the only road in is Bransdale Road which leads in from Gillamoor, crossing Ouse Gill and Shaw Ridge.

Map of Bransdale Routes

All Routes for Bransdale

Distance: 9mi / 15km
Ascent: 323m / 1,059ft
Offroad: 51%
Difficulty: 48%

This easy route in the North York Moors is ideal if you have only a little time, or if you're bringing the family along and are looking for something they can handle. At only 15km (9mi) and with not a great deal of climbing involved, this compact ride should fit into a single morning or afternoon.

The route starts just north of Gillamoor and basically crosses Shaw Ridge by means of road and then returns via the track across the top of Rudland Rigg.