Gravelpacking Yorkshire

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About this route.

Back in Septemeber 2019 the cycling world championships where held in Harrogate. We went there to watch the men’s race on sunday in the most terrible weather ever and decided that it would be a good idea to go on a bikepacking trip the week after.

First let’s talk a little bit about cycling in Yorkshire. Since the big stars like Mark Cavendish and sir Bradly Wiggins came to cycling the sport gained a lot of popularity specifically in this region. And there is a good reason for that, since Yorkshire is simply stunning to ride!

Inspired by Three Peaks and GBduro

The route takes you through the best places in Yorkshire. Starting in Harrogate you will quickly head out westwards into Three Peaks territory. This region, among cyclists famous for its rough cyclocross race, is crossed in the route of day 2.

After concurring the Three Peaks the route sets course into the Lake District. Where open views make room for forests, lakes and steep hills. In the fall the leaves have great colors and it is just an overwhelmingly stunning area to ride.

The last couple of days will take you back to the east coast alongside Hadrian’s Wall. The route ends in Newcastle, as we took the ferry home from there. But off course this route can be extended as you can loop it back to Harrogate. It was a shame we had to go back home after only 6 days on the bike, as this region is so incredibly stunning! Let the pictures speak for themselves…

Multiple Day - UK, Yorkshire | 5 days

Total Elevation

5025m / 16482ft

Total Distance

421km / 261mi

Download GPX

The complete route packed in a zip file, the stages will be broken down into seperate GPX files.

Day 1

From: Harrogatetrending_flatTo: Settle

Elevation

1281m / 4202ft

Distance

85.04km / 53mi

Surface

Paved / 63%
Gravel / 38%
Offroad / 0%

Day 2

From: Settletrending_flatTo: Windemere

Elevation

1093m / 3585ft

Distance

101.01km / 63mi

Surface

Paved / 64%
Gravel / 36%
Offroad / 0%

Day 3

From: Windemeretrending_flatTo: Warner Fell

Elevation

1030m / 3378ft

Distance

76.32km / 47mi

Surface

Paved / 64%
Gravel / 36%
Offroad / 0%

Day 4

From: Warner Felltrending_flatTo: Langley

Elevation

691m / 2266ft

Distance

81.36km / 51mi

Surface

Paved / 67%
Gravel / 33%
Offroad / 0%

Day 5

From: Langleytrending_flatTo: Newcastle

Elevation

930m / 3050ft

Distance

78.89km / 49mi

Surface

Paved / 83%
Gravel / 17%
Offroad / 0%

Lodging

Peaks and Pods

Only a few pods on the property of a farm. Very welcoming people that own it and the pods themselves are great!

Park Cliffe Camping Park

There are many pods around the Windemere lake. We stayed where, but if you are looking for a luxury solution, this is not where you want to stay.

Fellhill Pods

Super quiet spot on top of a hill. The views are amazing and you can look miles away. Also on the property of a farmer, which contributes to the beaty of pods.

Langley Dam Glamping

Small park along the langley resevoir. Great ambiance and they have showers within the pod which is a big plus. Truly glamping!