Ride Yorkshire was heavily involved in christening the 200-mile new route through the Dales and beyond.
On June 12th Ride Yorkshire's Janet Cochrane attended the opening event for the final section of the Pennine Bridleway, a magnificent route over 200 miles long passing through Derbyshire, Lancashire, North Yorkshire and Cumbria. It encompasses some of the finest and most remote scenery of north-western England. Actor Martin Clunes cut the ribbon on the new section of route near Selside in the Yorkshire Dales National Park, accompanied by representatives from riding, cyling and walking groups.
Just 5 days later, Ride Yorkshire organised a pleasure ride for 60 riders along the route, crossing Far Moor and up on to Crummack Dale. Despite atrocious weather conditions beforehand, the ride went ahead in fine weather on the day itself - and there were no problems with bogged-down vehicles thanks to Hanson Aggregates kindly allowing us to use their quarry at Horton-in-Ribblesdale as the start venue.
There are already horse & rider B&Bs along the route, and as time goes on we expect more and more to emerge. In the meantime, just ask us if you'd like more information on the route, or go to the Pennine Bridleway website at http://www.nationaltrail.co.uk/penninebridleway/ - there are good maps and other useful information.
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