Cycling Plus Route – Haworth Cobbles
Over the next few weeks we’ll be uploading some of our best Big Rides for you to download, transfer to your GPS and enjoy. We kick off with a cobbled classic…
In our June issue – number 249 – Guy Kesteven found a brilliant 45-mile ride over the Yorkshire cobbles. Based around Bronte country it’s a proper leg burner! Download the route here
Distance 73.3km (45.5 miles) Climbing 1980m (6496ft)
Grade Hard Duration 3.5-5.5 hours Maps OS Landranger 103 Leeds and Bradford, and 104 Blackburn and Burnley
From Haworth railway station climb hill towards town centre. At 600m take left fork onto cobbled High Street. Left onto main road at end, then up past cemetery to T-junction.
Left along road to Oxenhope. Right up main road and over the top through Duck Hill and Pecket Well to Hebden Bridge.
Turn right towards market, right again over the cobbled bridge and up The Buttress. At top, turn left then right up to Heptonstall.
At Slack take right fork to Widdop and follow past Hardcastle Crags and reservoir over the top to Thursden. Take right fork at bottom of descent over cattle grids , up steep climb then stay right at next junction.
Drop downhill then climb up to crossroads, straight across and descend past Hill End. Turn right at steep left-hand bend down steep descent into Colne.
Turn right uphill through cobbled back streets, jinking left then right and over the top into Colne centre. Turn right down High Street then straight ahead as main road curves left past the cemetery to large roundabout.
Take second exit to Heyroyd, left then right, following signs to Lothersdale.
Turn right through Lothersdale, across crossroads to Cononley. Head through village taking left fork to Farnhill, crossing the A629 Keighley/Skipton road on the way. Take back road to Silsden, turning right in town centre.
Left after 300m to Riddlesden, right at T-junction then third left after crossing river. Straight across A650 roundabout, left and left again up cobbled climb to Thwaites Brow.
Turn right at T-junction, left on right-hand bend (signposted ‘museum’), left up hill, right at T-junction, then right again at the next T-junction. At roundabout turn left back into Haworth.
Food and Drink
There are loads of places to refuel along the route from old cafes and country pubs to the vegan wonderland of Hebden Bridge. We recommend Towngate Tea Room and Deli in Heptonstall and The Fleece in Haworth.
Where to stay
Thanks to the Brontës there are plenty of places to stay in Haworth, from hotels to B&Bs and a YHA in a Victorian mansion.
Haworth TIC 01535 642329 www.haworth-village.org.uk
Keighley: Aire Valley Cycles 01535 610839
Hebden Bridge: Blazing Saddles 01422 844435,
Colne: Fox’s Cycles 01282 86301
Wicked Cycles 01282 863089
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