Cycle Route – Littleneck – 19th April 2017

April 19th, 2017   |   Posted in Uncategorized   |   No Comments


12.5 Miles


Ascent:  1400ft


Terrain: country roads and stone tracks, with some woodland sections – take care on the stone trods. Also some easy railway line cycling on the Cinder Track

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You can view an online map of this route here.
1.  From Littlebeck Village Hall car park turn right at the junction, up the hill, signposted ‘Local traffic only’ – it’s very steep (1:4)!
2. On reaching the main road (B1416), turn right and continue along it in the Scarborough direction (ignoring the minor right turns to Falling Foss and May Beck).

3. Turn left.

4. Turn right for Hawsker.

5. Turn right for Hawsker.

6. Turn left.

7. Turn left at the main road (A171) and then left again at the light-controlled crossing to join the ‘Cinder Track’ through a wooden gate. Follow the old railway line straight ahead, passing Trailways cycle hire/refreshments.

8. Immediately before Larpool viaduct, turn right off the track, right onto the driveway and then right again onto Larpool Lane, to run under the brick bridge and down towards Ruswarp – or carry your bike down the steps on your left to reach the same road.

9. Turn left, up the steep hill, towards Golden Grove.

10. Turn right up a bridleway – it’s easy to miss if you’re cycling too fast, and if you reach Golden Grove hamlet you’ve gone too far. There’s a track bearing right, off the road and up into a field, with the bridleway lying to the right of the gateway and hedge. Continue along the Monk’s Walk (a stone trod), through the woods, to Sneaton.

11. Turn right along the road (or turn left first for the café and ice cream at Beacon Farm).

12. Turn right, then left, for Ugglebarnby.

13. At the junction, cross straight over and follow the stone track (signposted ‘Community Access Project’).

14. Turn right along the track and then descend (past a ‘motorcycles and vehicles forbidden’ sign) down a steep track to a wooden bridge. Take care – very steep, and occasional steps and roots.

15. Turn left across the footbridge and cycle through the woods, passing a ‘Littlebeck’ sign and crossing two sets of stepping stones.

16. After the second set of stepping stones, bear left over a concrete ford and continue along the track to cross another ford. Head up the steep hill.

17. Turn left at the junction and follow the road back to Littlebeck and the Village Hall.