cycling

Cycling in Dufton

Overview

There's fantastic road cycling around Dufton with lots of quiet roads making it suitable for all cycling abilities. For cyclists who like to push themselves to the limit, try the Great Dun Fell - the second highest hill in the Pennines - and see the Civil Aviation Authority’s air traffic control radar on the top.

See the Visit Cumbria website

What makes it special

  • Visit the CAA radar on Great Dun Fell, the 2nd highest in the Pennines

Hostels nearby

YHA Dufton Exterior

YHA Dufton

YHA Exclusive Hire
En suite rooms available
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Cycling in Dufton

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Map references

OS Map: 91, and Explorer OL31 & OL19

OS Grid Ref: NY710321

Lat/Lng: 54.683392, -2.450746

Contact information

Other things to do nearby

Walking and Rambling in Dufton

Walking and Rambling in Dufton

You can approach Cross Fell, the highest point along the Pennine Way from the hostel.  Don't miss High Cup Nick, an impressive geological feature popular with walkers, and the North Pennines very

Ashgill Force

Ashgill Force

The highest waterfall in the area, the gill falls a spectacular 50ft into a pool in the wooded valley below.

Garden

Acorn Bank Garden and Watermill

Acorn Bank Garden is a National Trust garden, best known for its collection of herbs. Wander along the beck to the partially restored watermill. Visit the National Trust website

Appleby horse fair, Cumbria

Appleby

Appleby-in-Westmorland ia an attractive, historic, market town, famous for its horse fair that attracts a huge gypsy gathering each year. While here visit the Appleby Castle.  Tours of th

mining

Nenthead Mines Heritage Centre

See the mineral mining past of the North Pennines, with underground tours and interactive waterpower demonstrations.  See samples in the nearby museum and tea-room. Visit the Mine website for

Walking and Rambling

Walking and Rambling in Alston

The Pennine Way passes through some of the most beautiful and remote countryside England has to offer. This section boasts the highest waterfall in England.

Country cycling

Cycling in Alston

The hostel is a popular stop off for the Sea to Sea bike ride. The secure bike shed and drying room offer all the facilities a cyclist needs. However we do not have bikes to rent out.

South Tynedale Railway

South Tynedale Railway

A new narrow gauge railway from Cumbria into Northumberland.  There's also a shop, café & Hub transport museum. Visit the Railway website

Cycling

Cycling in Langdon Beck

The hostel is close to the Coast to Coast cycling route.  Local roads offer great cycling for all abilities for anyone who wants to enjoy stunning views over the North Pennines landscape. see

Couple canoeing a quiet river

Watersports at Langdon Beck

Kingsway Adventure Centre, six miles away, offers guided tuition in a range of outdoor activities.  YHA Langdon Beck is right by the River Tees, with a variety of paddling from beginner sites to

Mountain Biking at YHA Langdon Beck

Mountain Biking in Langdon Beck

Hire a bike at Hamsterley Forest, about 20 miles away, and explore the graded trails including serious levels of descent and lovely family routes through the tranquil woods.

Killhope Mine

Killhope

Killhope, The North of England Lead Mining Museum, is a fully restored nineteenth century lead mine, where you can experience for yourself the life and work of the lead mining families of the Pen

High Force Waterfall

High Force

High Force waterfall suddenly and spectacularly drops 70ft into a plunge pool, making it England's highest uninterrupted drop of water.  Park at the nearby car park, also on a bus route, and walk

Brougham Castle

Brougham Castle

With panoramic views over the Eden valley, the 13th century castle has a maze of passages and spiral stairways to explore.  The grounds also make it an ideal picnic spot. Visit the English Her