National Cycle Route 67

National Cycle Network (NCN) Route 67 is a Sustrans National Route that runs from Long Whatton to Northallerton. The route is 124 miles (200 km) in length and is open but with sections missing.[1]

NCN Route 67
Nidderdale Greenway signs.jpg
Length200 kilometre
DesignationNational Cycle Network
TrailheadsNorth: Long Whatton
South: Northallerton
UseCycling
Cycling details
WaymarkNCN Route Sign 67.svg
Websitehttps://www.sustrans.org.uk/find-a-route-on-the-national-cycle-network/route-67/

HistoryEdit

Many sections of the route are Railway Paths including ex Great Central Railway Five Pits Trail and ex North Eastern Railway Nidderdale Greenway.

RouteEdit

The route is incomplete with gaps to the planned northern and southern trailheads and there are gaps south of Chesterfield. Between Leeds and Bramham the gap is filled by NCN Route 66.

Long Eaton to HeanorEdit

The southern end of route 67 is at junction with NCN Route 6 in Long Eaton. Running north for 10 miles (16 km) to Heanor, it is a traffic free path (98%)[2] through Shipley Country Park known as the Nutbrook Trail.[3]

Blackwell to GrassmoorEdit

There is a gap for approximately 10 miles (16 km) before NCN 67 restarts at Blackwell. This 5.5 miles (8.9 km) off road route to Grassmoor is known as the Five Pits Trail.[4]

Chesterfield to LeedsEdit

 
Ramsdens Bridge, The Aire Calder Navigation

The longest continuous section of NCN 67 is the 65 miles (105 km) Trans Pennine Trail (Central) route from Chesterfield to Leeds. It passes through the eastern sides of Sheffield, Barnsley and Wakefield.[5] On reaching the south east of Leeds, it meets NCN Route 66 which can be followed east for 13 miles (21 km) to reach the next section.

Bramham to RiponEdit

 
This view is looking south from the former Nidd Junction on the Leeds & Thirsk Railway, now used as the Nidderdale Greenway.

From Bramham the route uses paths adjacent to the A1(M) to Wetherby where it uses the Harland Way railway path to Spofforth.[6] The route is the a mixture of on-road, traffic free and railway path through Harrogate[7] to its current northern terminus at a junction with NCN Route 688 near Fountains Abbey. Route 688 can be followed for 5 miles (8.0 km) to reach Ripon.

Related NCN routesEdit

Route 67 is part of the Trans Pennine Trail (Central) route along with:   6    62    627    66 

Route 67 meets the following routes:

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Route 67 - Map". Sustrans. Retrieved 1 March 2018.
  2. ^ "Nutbrook Trail". Sustrans. Retrieved 15 July 2020.
  3. ^ "Nutbrook Trail - Derbyshire County Council". www.derbyshire.gov.uk. Retrieved 15 July 2020.
  4. ^ "Five Pits Trail - Derbyshire County Council". www.derbyshire.gov.uk. Retrieved 15 July 2020.
  5. ^ "Trans Pennine Trail (Central)". Sustrans. Retrieved 15 July 2020.
  6. ^ "Harland Way cycle route". www.hedgehogcycling.co.uk. Retrieved 15 July 2020.
  7. ^ "Nidderdale Greenway". Visit Harrogate. Retrieved 15 July 2020.

External linksEdit

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