Duration: 3 hours / Distance 9 miles / Maps OS Landranger 98 or OS Explorer OL2

1. From Dent there are two roads that run up through Dentdale one north of the River Dee and one to the south. Take the road to the south and follow it for 1 mile to a junction. Turn right at the junction and follow it up Deepdale for 3 miles to the top of the road which then descends into Kingsdale.

2. The start of Green Lane is actually just below the top of the pass on the Dent side. Turn right onto it and follow it as it climbs northwest then southwest below the old quarry located on High Pike. Continue along the track (very rough and wet at times) as it contours around High Pike and heads west across moorland. After a ford the track swings round to the north and descends slowly across the exposed flanks of Great Coum providing challenging riding among some rocky sections.

3. 2 miles from the ford the track splits at a junction; take the left fork and follow the track more easily as it descends southwest for 1.5 miles to another junction.

4. At this junction turn right and follow the fast, stony single-track straight down alongside the stream to Dent. This descent can be loose and slippery. Watch out for walkers!


This route description is only to give you information and ideas and its accuracy cannot be guaranteed. Please satisfy yourself that the route is suitable for everyone in your group. Make sure that your bike is in good working order and that you carry a proper paper map, tools, clothing and refreshments. Check the weather forecast and make sure someone knows where you are going, and when you expect to be back.