Harrogate to Knaresborough via Beryl Burton Cycleway

Harrogate to Knaresborough. A 4 mile cycle route which takes you from the centre of the
spa town of Harrogate out through its suburbs and into the surrounding countryside. The route is along some minor suburb roads, country lanes and the ‘Beryl Burton Cycleway’.  There is a train service between the two towns should you wish to use it but we suggest you check the service details before your journey.

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Harrogate is a spa town which became famous for its spas in the Georgian era. Besides the spas today one of Harrogate’s best known spots is ‘Betty’s Tearooms’ in the town centre.

Starting from East Parade Harrogate by Harrogate Railway Station cycle away from the railway station to the left along East Parade and after 200 yards TURN LEFT along Dragon Parade, then take the first left along Dragon Road.

Cycle for 400 yards to the end of Dragon Road where you come to a junction with Skipton Road A59. Take care at this busy junction.  At the junction cross over the A59 and cycle along Grove Park Terrace and at the end of Grove Park Terrace Turn Left along Grove
Park Road.

Follow Grove Park Grove and at the end of the road as it bends to the right onto French Street TURN LEFT along the path with railings which takes you over the bridge across the railway line. When you cross the bridge TURN RIGHT along the tree lined  cyclepath which takes you out into the countryside and away from Harrogate.

You are now cycling along a traffic free section of the cycle route. Continue along the cycle trail as it bends to the left and after about half a mile the trail meets with another trail which comes from your right. Note :- if you were to turn right here the trail would take you for about a mile to Starbeck.

When you meet with the trail continue to cycle straight on and after 150 yards you come to
a small car park, at the end of the car park TURN RIGHT along Bilton Lane. Cycle along Bilton Lane as it twists and turns and after half a mile you pass a caravan park on your left. At this point that you will be cycling along ‘The Beryl Burton Cycleway’ named after Beryl Burton who was world champion 7 times  and her records for time trials for 25,50 and 100 miles still stand today.

For the rest of the journey you continue along Bilton Lane ‘Beryl Burton Cycleway’ for approximately one and a half miles to the end of the cycle trail at the riverside next to Harrogate Road A59 at Knaresborough.  The end of the cycle ride.  From here you cycle up hill to your left to Knaresborough town centre.

Knaresborough is an ancient market town which was mentioned in The Domesday Book and has a Norman Castle and beautiful riverside paths to explore.Knaresborough is also home to Mother Shiptons Petrifying Well. You will also find plenty of shops, pubs and restaurants to explore in the the town

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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