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With The Lake District and The Yorkshire Dales on our doorstep - KDCS offers an exciting selection of cycle rides throughout the local area and beyond. There are social gatherings including slide shows, talks and supper evenings and members are kept up to date with cycling news and issues through this web site, emails and our Facebook pages. KDCS are an affiliated group of Cycling UK.

Monday, April 02, 2018

TEESDALE MTB TRIP MAY 17th - 18th 2018

Teesdale - May 17th-18th

Meet in the public car park in Dufton at 1030.  (If there is insufficient room in the car park meet there anyway and I will direct you to alternative parking.)  

Route Day 1: up the tarmac road to Great Dun Fell (the most strenuous part of the whole trip) - off piste to Cross Fell - bridleway to Garrigill (refreshments) - road and track to Tynehead - muddy hill and short road to Yad Moss - track to Cow Green - road to Langdon Beck.
Day 2: optional visit to High Force (8km detour) - Cow Green Reservoir and Cauldron Snout (and look at arctic-alpine flora if anything is out) - bridleway to High Cup Nick - descent to Dufton (optional alternative descent to Murton).

The route is mostly non-technical and on wide tracks but there will be some pushing here and there.  Day 2 is not long and gives time for exploration (geology, natural history, industrial history) should people be interested.  

Overnight accommodation is in Langdon Beck YH where you can have a bed in a dormitory room for £18 or four can share a room for £59 (£3 reduction for members).  The YH can provide meals (breakfast £5.63, packed lunch £5.75, dinner £9.95); I will use the local pub for dinner.  All you will need for overnight is a small wash kit and maybe a shirt and trousers for evening.  Bedding is provided and a shower towel can be hired.

There are already 4 chaps going and we will book a private room for four.  When others have made their minds up please go to and book yourself in.  You may want to get together in multiples of 4 for private rooms - chaps currently hedging their bets are Daniel A, Graham C and Mike S.

Get in touch with me for any further info or to find out the latest attendees.