Classic Yorkshire driving routes

Classic Yorkshire driving routes

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nammynake

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2,365 posts

133 months

Monday 31st August
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Picking up a new car (Tesla Model 3) next week and I’d like to take it for an extended drive the following weekend. Can anyone suggest a route starting in South Leeds taking in some good driving roads, with nice views and ideally a cafe somewhere along the route for an obligatory bacon buttie and brew?

I was thinking either Pennines (Snake Pass) or North Yorkshire (e.g. Harrogate - Pateley Bridge - Grassington - Otley).

Ta

darkyoung1000

1,440 posts

156 months

Wednesday 2nd September
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When out on the bike, I really like the Ripley, Ripon, Masham, Healey, Lofthouse, Pateley Bridge, Summerbridge Route.
Some excellent views, although I can’t help on the butty front I’m afraid!
Enjoy, and pics please!

nammynake

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2,365 posts

133 months

Wednesday 2nd September
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I’m thinking of something like this - a quick blast North up the A1, pull off at Ripon then West towards Grassington on fast A roads before a winding and hilly route back via Ilkley and Otley.


andburg

4,166 posts

129 months

Thursday 3rd September
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a cross pennines zig zag?

head down to Huddersfield and you have the A62 accross to Manchester
A670 down to uppermill
A635 back over Green moor to Holmfirth, stop off at the carding shed and head down to flouch A616 or take a more scenic route via dunford bridge
A628 Woodhead pass over to tintwistle, and down to glossop
A57 Snake pass back over from Tintwistle towards Sheffield.
Once you pass ladybower take the left onto mortimer road, follow that all the way to midhopestones. from there if you turn right you'll get to tankersley and find a Tesla supercharger at Tankersley manor before the M1 home.

soxboy

3,861 posts

179 months

Thursday 3rd September
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It’s worth googling the route that the Tour de France took, that’s a nice route but perhaps more ‘picturesque’ than ‘driving’. Does include the Buttertubs though.

brisel

661 posts

168 months

Saturday 7th November
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The Blakey Ridge was looking good this morning. More interesting than the B1257 Stokesley to Helmsley road.

Batleyred

583 posts

79 months

Sunday 8th November
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Ingleborough to Hawes is a good drive when quiet with some amazing views.

Royal Jelly

2,727 posts

158 months

Friday 13th November
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Batleyred said:
Ingleborough to Hawes is a good drive when quiet with some amazing views.
Certainly is, despite being a bit ‘caravany’ during summer. Hopefully not an issue now.

I prefer to start at Hawes (I’m east on the 684 from it).

A great drive is Hawes, viaduct, Ingleton, A65 to Settle for lunch, and back to the viaduct via Horton-in Ribblesdale, then back up the way you came to Hawes.

Or, stay on the A65 a little longer to Skipton, then north to Grassington then Pately bridge. That road is a belter. Then Masham via Lofthouse and on to Leyburn and back to Hawes.

Fab.


Ussrcossack

44 posts

2 months

Friday 13th November
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I'd prefer not to drive any of the suggested routes in one of those Tesla Skips
Ghastly motor chariots