1st ride on newly opened Swale Trail – mountain bike route

We rode the newly opened Swale Trail today.  It is intended as family mountain bike route from Reeth  to Keld – a distance of 12 miles (unless, like me, you go wrong, & end up doing 14 miles.) I couldn’t find a copy of the new leaflet about it on the internet so have posted one here to give you a flavour.  The Reeth to Gunnerside section is easy for anyone who is happy with forest green routes. After that, it is harder with some of it, for me, feeling a bit like a ‘take your bike for a long country walk’ in places but I’m sure young keen mountain bikers would feel otherwise.  The scenery, hugging Swaledale, was glorious. Handy shops/cafes at Gunnerside.  You can hire bikes at the Dales Bike Centre

swale trail map 2