Yorkshire Dales | Motorcycle Ride

A challenging route that offers stunning views of the wonderful Yorkshire Dales. This is certainly a ride with an objective of serenity over speed.

Heading North to South starting off from Gretna, just north of Carlisle, you follow the A6071 through to Brampton where you then head south on the A689 which brings you to the beautiful North Pennines. This is where the fun really begins as you find yourself navigating through some brilliant twisting and winding roads passing Tindale, Kirkhaugh. Then heading into Alston where you can stop for a spot of breakfast or a coffee at Blueberry's, The Top Cafe or the Saddlers Bakery Bistro.

High Force Waterfall


From Alston down to Middleton-in-Teesdale you will be greeted but stunning open roads for as far as the eye can see. Really take your time to take it all in. We highly recommend stopping by the High Force Waterfall just outside of Middleton-in-Teesdale. As you can see above, it's pretty spectacular and certainly worth stopping in at.

From here you take the brilliant winding B6276 through to Brough passing the Lune Head Stone Circle. After passing Brough, you zag back west and drop down to West Stokesdale. As you head down passing Hawes and towards Ingleton, you'll pass the incredible Ribllehead Viaduct which has been featured in many films and TV programs.

Once you've passed through Ingleton you continue south on the A65 where you finish the journey in Hetton. If you need to grab some lunch then we highly recommend a stop in at the Little Peppercorn Tea Rooms for a coffee, cake and a sandwich.

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