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Birkdale

Birkdale, North Yorkshire, United Kingdom

Hilly - New

A ride of two very different terrains. Starting at Keld in Upper Swaldale and soon picking up the River Swale at the turning to Tan Hill, we wind our way through Birkdale, arguably one of the prettiest dales in North Yorkshire. Listen for the bubbling Curlew and calling Oystercatcher as we rise to the high point where views of the North Pennines, the Howgill Fells and distantly, the Lakeland Fells can be seen. Once entering Cumbria and dropping into Kirkby Stephen the landscape changes dramatically as we then head through the lush Eden Valley where the hay harvest is in full swing. We continue to our finish point at Appleby-in-Westmorland on the River Eden.

33.35KM
DISTANCE
01:24:22
DURATION
549M
ELEVATION GAIN
312
TOUGHNESS