Coal Road Challenge 2016

On February 20, 2016 by tonyedge


NOTE The recent floods have closed the road to Bentham at the Ravens Close turn and Loyn Bridge near Gressingham this modified route avoids these closures but maintains the interest of the original route.

START Bull Beck Picnic Site A683 East of Caton. (running total miles) Follow A683 for 3 miles, TAKE CARE turn right onto B6480 sp Bentham. Beyond Wennington fork left onto Ravenclose Road. continue straight ahead (3 miles) over 2 crossroads onto narrow lane. After 1.5 miles turn left (sp Ingleton) regaining the original route. (15 miles) Cross A65 TAKE CARE to B6255 (sp Hawes, White Scar Cave) Continue to Ribble Head and Hawes. (32 miles) At Hawes left A648 (sp Sedbergh) to Garsdale Head. You must STOP at the CONTROL and give your number
After CONTROL 0.5 miles, left onto narrow lane (sp Garsdale Station). Climb over Coal Road to Dent Station. Steep descent, TAKE CARE to T jnc at Cowgill. Turn right (sp Dent) to Dent village (48 miles) toilets on right. Continue through Dent for 1 mile. Turn left onto narrow lane (sp Gawtrop, Barbon). Left again (sp Barbon) Climb over to Barbondale after slight climb turn left (sp Casterton, Kirkby Lonsdale) Cross open fell to next jnc. Diagonally right over bridge, (sp Casterton, Kirkby Lonsdale). Down grassy lane to T jnc. Left through Casterton to A65 at Devils Bridge. (58 miles)
Right (sp Kendal) TAKE CARE crossing A65 and soon left (sp Carnforth) B6254. Climb Arkholme hill and continue to Redwell Inn take left turn (sp Lancaster 7). Continue over brow of hill towards Halton. After long descent left at Green Lane, white metal fence (sp Caton) Left at bottom of lane to cross River Lune and left again to Caton. Straight through village (70 miles) to the FINISH at Bull Beck Picnic Site.

View route here.