George Gap Causeway Mountain Bike Trail

About George Gap Causeway

George Gap Causeway

George Gap Causeway is a track that crosses Glaisdale Moor in the North York Moors National Park. It runs south-west to north-east starting at Dale Head Farm in Rosedale, climbing out of the valley across the dismantled mine railway then the road and then crossing the moor.

It ends just after a crossroads with Cut Road (a bridleway), before the track drops into the famous descent into Great Fryupdale.

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Blakey & Fryupdale Loop

The southern end of Little Fryupdale
Distance: 
13mi / 21km
Ascent: 
630m / 2,066ft
Offroad: 
62%
Difficulty: 
62%

Blakey Ridge is a rigg in the North York Moors between the dales of Rosedale and Farndale. The road that runs its length runs north to south between Castleton and Hutton-le-Hole.

The area offers a huge array of mountain biking route options with the main road, as mentioned, running north to south. Then there's the dismantled old mining railway, which meanders across High Blakey Moor to the west, to Bloworth Crossing and beyond. This was once off-limits to mountain bikes but has recently been upgraded to a bridleway. To the east, the same rail route skirts around the head of Rosedale leading past the old mine buildings to Hill Cottages.