Cycle Routes

Below we have compiled a list of the favourite routes of riders in and around Otley. 

Short Routes:

Here are some short routes that take you in and around Otley.  We continually add more routes to these pages.  Short Routes are routes that are under 15 miles, and do not contain many hills.

Route: Otley, Farnley, Stainburn, Huby and back (14.8 miles)

This route is 14.8 miles long.  It has an initial climb out of Otley but then has undulating hills across to Almscliff Cragg.

Otley to Ilkley Return Route (12 miles)

Otley and Lindley Wood Loop (13 miles)

Otley, Cragg and around (13 miles)

Otley to Ilkley Riverside Gardens (15 miles)


Medium Routes:

All our routes are circular so you can start and stop from Otley.  Our medium routes are from 15 miles through to 30miles.  Please ensure you are prepared for these distances and have at least a bike pump and puncture repair kit.

Enjoy our routes, and get involved – add your comments, make your recommendations, let us know if you have another favourite route.

Route: Otley, Farnley, Stainburn, North Rigton, Huby and back (19 miles)

Route: Otley, Askwith, Timble, Norwood, Farsley, Stainburn, Huby and back (27.7 miles)

Route: Otley to Thruscross Res

The route is 33km long.  

Otley, Shipley, Yeadon, A660 (18 miles)

 Otley and Harlow Carr Circular (22 miles)

 Otley, Eccup and Golden Acre (21 miles)

 Otley, Ilkley and Menston (17 miles)

Otley, Kirkby, Sicklinghall (27 miles)

Otley, Bramhope, Bardsey, Thorner, Shadwell (21 miles)

Otley to East Keswick Circular (27 miles)

Long Routes:

Our long routes continue on a circular nature but are ones to test the legs

Route: Otley, Timble, Darley, Beckwithshaw, and back (38 miles)

Route: Otley, Hetton, Grassington (77km)

Route: Into the dales

Route: Otley, Settle, Hawes and Back (194km)

Route: Otley to Skipton to Ingleton (151km)

Route: Otley, Shipley, Skipton, Gargrave and Hetton (104km)

Route: Otley to just past Grassington (80km)

Route: Otley to Grassington (65km)

Route: Otley, Shipley, Keighley, Cross Hills, Skipton, Addingham and Ilkley and back. (76km)

Route: Over the Border (158km)

Route: To Ingleton and Back (160km)