Climbing Yorkshire with Peter Kettle

This week, Peter Kettle shares with us fantastic climbs around Yorkshire, England.

This ride collection features some notorious climbs up prehistoric rock formations, through marshlands and dales. Prepare to push through the burn as you tackle step grades.

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CRACKPOT AND OXNOP SCAR (OC-46)

Starting on a dead-end gravel track above the tiny hamlet of Crackpot, swoop down into Swaledale to cross the river at Gunnerside. Climb westwards through Gunnerside before re-crossing the river Swale over Ivelet Bridge. Oxnop Scar is now only 1 Km away, so make the most of the remaining gently rolling terrain. The first few bends of the Oxnop Scar climb are awful! But once you pass 8.5Km, only a few steep pinches remain to pepper the long, rolling grind to the summit. Oxnop Scar is the steep cliff off to your left, visible from approx 11Km. Official Climbs #46. "Send for agent Triple-X".

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12.33km
DISTANCE
0:53:45
DURATION
429m
ELEVATION

BRIMHAM ROCKS

A ride to the spectacular Brimham Rocks in Nidderdale, Yorkshire. After a relentless climb across Skelding Moor, plummet into Pateley Bridge, and then climb four steep ramps from Smelthouses to reach the Brimham Rocks visitor centre. The natural spectacle of Brimham Rocks, with its giant rock formations, was created by an immense river 100 million years before the first dinosaurs walked the earth, and a visit to this amazing landscape is truly a journey into pre-history. The rocks, sculpted by 320 million years of movement of entire continents as well as hundreds of thousands of years of ice, rain and wind, have taken on weird and wonderful shapes and with a little imagination, they resemble familiar creatures.

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19.51km
DISTANCE
1:11:53
DURATION
508m
ELEVATION

CARLTON BANK (OC-58)

Enjoy this rolling loop along the eastern edge of the North York Moors National Park before testing your legs on the 30% climb approaching the top of Carlton Bank, Official Climbs #58. Carlton Bank and the descent to Chop Gate will feature on Stage 4 of the 2022 Tour of Britain. "Oh James, I cannot find the words". "Well, let me enlarge your vocabulary".

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21.66km
DISTANCE
1:02:35
DURATION
410m
ELEVATION

MALHAM TARN

It's early morning beside Malham Tarn, and you're awake before the sheep! A steeply rolling loop exploring Malham Moor and Littondale, a remote part of the Yorkshire Dales. As you climb up from Halton Gill, look for the peak of Pen-y-ghent looming on your right hand side, one of Yorkshire's Three Peaks. Mark Ayton's Langcliffe Scar ride joins from the right at 32Km; only another 4Km to the finish from here ... The Woman in Black is a shorter version of this ride which ends at Halton Gill.

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36.18km
DISTANCE
2:01:18
DURATION
686m
ELEVATION

THE WOMAN IN BLACK

An early morning ride along Littondale to visit the tiny hamlet of Halton Gill, the setting for the village of Crythin Gifford from the horror movie The Woman in Black. A longer version of this ride which continues back to your starting point is available as Malham Tarn.

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19.40km
DISTANCE
0:59:41
DURATION
311m
ELEVATION