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
Garden / grounds

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

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

Art gallery

Allendale Forge Studios

A co-operative group of volunteers, producers, artists and makers promoting small businesses and the beautiful North Pennines landscape through the Allendale Forge Studios Art and Craft Centre. Vis

Ashgill Force

Ashgill Force

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

Teesdale

Bowlees Visitor Centre

A fantastic base for walks, the centre provides information and displays on the landscape, wildlife and people of Upper Teesdale. Within walking distance of both High Force Waterfall and 

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.

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

Ullswater

Ullswater

The second largest lake in the Lake District is nine miles long, snaking through a stunning valley between high mountains, none more impressive than Helvellyn to its southwest.

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.

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

Eggleston Hall Gardens

Eggleston Hall Gardens

Four acres of garden full of surprises with winding paths, borders, organic vegetables and fell views - a truly magical place. Visit the Garden website

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.

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

Dalemain House

The Dalemain Estate

Behind its Georgian facade, this fantastic house has a wealth of Tudor and Mediaeval rooms and buildings to explore.