National Cycle Route 65
National Cycle Network (NCN) Route 65 is a Sustrans National Route that runs from Hornsea on the North Sea Coast of The East Riding of Yorkshire via Hull and York to Middlesbrough. It is fully open and signed.
|NCN Route 65|
|Length||214 km (133 mi)|
|Designation||UK National Cycle Network|
|Trailheads||Hornsea (south) to Middlesbrough (north)|
|Highest point||Silton Forest, 305 m (1,001 ft)|
|Lowest point||Hornsea, 0 m (0 ft)|
Between Hornsea and York it forms the eastern end of the Trans Pennine Trail. The section between York and Linton-on-Ouse is part of the Way of the Roses. In 1998 Route 65 between Hull and Middlesbrough was branded The White Rose cycle route. This branding is no longer in use.
National Cycle Route 65
Hornsea to HullEdit
This part of the route runs almost entirely along the dismantled trackbed of the Hull and Hornsea Railway and is known as the Hornsea Rail Trail. The path takes a straight route over the flat Holderness plain and is 15 miles (24 km) in length.
Hull to YorkEdit
Route 65 avoids the Yorkshire Wolds by running along the banks of the Humber Estuary, passing under the Humber Bridge. A very flat route, there is a small climb at Welton. Mainly on quiet country lanes as far as Selby, there are several short traffic-free sections. From Selby to York the route uses the trackbed of the old East Coast Mainline railway, which was bought by Sustrans for £1 and turned into one of its first traffic-free paths. On a 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) section of this path is a scale model of the Solar System.
NCN Route 66 provides an alternative route between Hull and York.
York to MiddlesbroughEdit
Following a traffic-free route out of York, the rest of the route is almost entirely on quiet country lanes. North of York, NCN 65 passes Beningbrough Hall. There are two routes here, the path through the National Trust grounds is one-way, so the northbound path is routed around the perimeter. At Easingwold, Route 65 leaves the flat for the first time as it approaches the North York Moors. Running along the foothills there are several short steep climbs/descents. The route climbs over the North Western edge of the North York Moors, passing to the east of Osmotherley. Its high point is reached via a long steep climb up a forestry commission path. The route in Middlesbrough is mainly traffic free.
The original route north of York consisted of three branches all numbered as Route 65. In 2009 Sustrans introduced 3 digit numbers for shorter local routes and two of the three branches of Route 65 were renumbered. The Thirsk branch became Route 657 and the High Level Option is now Route 656. The Low Level Option remains as Route 65.
There are over 1,000 Mileposts on the National Cycle Network. A number of the mileposts are located on Route 65.
|Sustrans ID||Milepost Type||Location||coordinates||Photo|
|MP5||Mills||York to Beningbrough path|
|MP99||Mills||Terry's mound (York Racecourse)|
|MP180||Mills||Silton Woods, North Yorkshire|
|MP181||Mills||Codbeck, Osmotherley, N Yorks|
|MP664||McColl||Barmby on the Marsh|
Related NCN routesEdit
Route 65 meets the following routes:
- Route 1 at Hessle and Middlesbrough
- Route 62 at Selby
- Route 66 at Hull and York
- Route 71 at Kirky Knowle
- Route 165 at Hutton Rudby
- Route 656 at Coxwold and Osmotherley
- Route 657 at Easingwold and Kirkby Knowle
- Route 658 at York
- Route 665 at York
- Route 688 at Linton-on-Ouse
Route 65 is part of the Way of the Roses along with:
- Peace, Richard (2000). The ultimate white rose cycle route guide. Wakefield: Excellent Books. ISBN 9781901464085.
- "Hull to Hornsea". GPS Cycle and Walking Routes. GPS Cycle and Walking Routes. Retrieved 27 July 2017.
- "Hull to Hornsea Slow Tour of Yorkshire" (PDF). Sustrans. Retrieved 31 July 2017.
- "Selby to Hessle". GPS Cycle and Walking Routes. GPS Cycle and Walking Routes. Retrieved 27 July 2017.
- "York to Selby". GPS Cycle and Walking Routes. Retrieved 27 July 2017.
- "York to Selby - Map | Sustrans". sustrans.org.uk. Retrieved 2 November 2016.
- "Cycle the Solar System". york.ac.uk. Retrieved 2 November 2016.
- "Way of the Roses". Sustrans. Retrieved 10 November 2016.
- "Scarborough Bridge project". www.york.gov.uk. Retrieved 21 April 2019.
- Council, City of York. "New Scarborough Bridge foot and cycle bridge to be lifted in by rail crane". www.york.gov.uk. Retrieved 21 April 2019.
- Peace, Richard (2000). The ultimate white rose cycle route guide. Wakefield: Excellent Books. pp. 68–71, 82–86. ISBN 9781901464085.
- "Route numbering system". Sustrans website. Sustrans. Retrieved 3 November 2016.
- "Millennium Mileposts". Sustrans. Retrieved 3 September 2017.
- "Trans Pennine Trail (East)". Sustrans. Retrieved 10 November 2016.
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