The Settle Loop is the first section of the Pennine Bridleway to be opened in the Yorkshire Dales National Park. The 16km (10 mile) loop takes in stunning limestone scenery including views of the nationally important Malham Tarn.
This exciting route starts in Settle and climbs out of this lovely town into the Dales, traversing the wonderful limestone upland, before descending back towards Settle. The Trail incorporates open grassy stretches, limestone outcrops, grass / gravel paths and quiet winding lanes. There are many other bridleways in the area (for a range of other mountain biking routes in the Dales please see our links page) which can be used to extend your journey by linking to Malham village and Tarn and over to Littondale and Wharfedale.
Places to Stay
The Settle Loop guide pdf (on our publications page) provides a list of accommodation near to the Loop that has facilities for horse riders and cyclists. We are in the process of updating our accommodation database and this information will soon be available on our Map and Accommodation page. A wide variety of other accommodation is available and details can be found from the National Park website and local Tourist Information Centres.