Way of the Roses 170 mile coast to coast cycle route information map

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Way of the Roses route information

The Way of the Roses is a 170 mile coast-to-coast cycle route from Morecambe in the west, to Bridlington on Yorkshire’s renowned east coast; passing through some of the finest landscape in the country. The route consists of traffic-free paths, on-road cycle lanes, country lanes and quieter roads.

Most cyclists tackle the route from west to east as this offers the greatest chance of having a tail wind, but the route is well-signed in both directions with good rail links into/out of Morecambe and Bridlington. The start/end point at Morecambe is on the sea front and is marked by a Way of the Roses sign and information board.  In Bridlington the start/finish is similarly marked by the info board and signage.

When planning your tour you will find a varied selection of cycle-friendly hostelries from hotels, bed & breakfast, hostels, inns and pubs, to cafes and restaurants.  Also to be found are cycle shops for maintenance and repair; and courier services for those who don’t wish to take along extra baggage.   See our handy links to see just what great facilities are on offer at every stage of your journey.

To really get the most out of this fantastic route, thorough preparation is a necessity, as certain sections can challenge even the most experienced and able of cyclists.  The road reaches 402m (1312 ft) on the B6265 at Greenhow Hill and this section can be exposed in poor weather; so good preparation is essential. Suitable clothing for the unpredictable elements and adequate sustenance is required.

With thorough planning and preparation this wonderfully scenic and occasionally demanding route offers great reward for those who take on the challenge.

Safety Notice

Over recent months there have been a number of accidents at Greenhow Hill descending into Pateley Bridge.  Please note that this is a tricky descent with a gradient of 16% with uneven surface in places and sharp bends on the descent going from west to east.  Please take extra care on this section of the route as it can be very slippery, particularly in wet weather.

Stage MilesTotal Miles
Morecambe 0 0 Accommodation Food & Drink
Lancaster 4 4 Accommodation Food & Drink
Wray 12 16 Accommodation Food & Drink
Bentham 4 20 Accommodation Food & Drink
Clapham 6.5 26.5 Accommodation Food & Drink
Ingleton 6.5 26.5 Accommodation Food & Drink
Austwick 2 28.5 Accommodation Food & Drink
Horton in Ribblesdale 2.5 31 Accommodation Food & Drink
Stainforth 1.5 32.5 Accommodation Food & Drink
Giggleswick 2 34.5 Accommodation Food & Drink
Settle 0.5 35 Accommodation Food & Drink
Airton 6.5 41.5 Accommodation Food & Drink
Malham 6.5 41.5 Accommodation Food & Drink
Cracoe 5.5 47 Accommodation Food & Drink
Skipton 0 47 Accommodation Food & Drink
Threshfield 3 50 Accommodation Food & Drink
Grassington 3 50 Accommodation Food & Drink
Burnsall 1.5 51.5 Accommodation Food & Drink
Hebden 1.5 51.5 Accommodation Food & Drink
Appletreewick 1.5 53 Accommodation Food & Drink
Pateley Bridge 9 62 Accommodation Food & Drink
Fountains Abbey 11 73 Accommodation Food & Drink
Ripon 4.5 77.5 Accommodation Food & Drink
Boroughbridge 10 87.5 Accommodation Food & Drink
Linton-on-Ouse 9.5 97 Accommodation Food & Drink
Newton on Ouse 1 98 Accommodation Food & Drink
Skelton 7 105 Accommodation Food & Drink
York 4 109 Accommodation Food & Drink
Dunnington 6 115 Accommodation Food & Drink
Stamford Bridge 4 119 Accommodation Food & Drink
Pocklington 8 127 Accommodation Food & Drink
Bishop Wilton 3 130 Accommodation Food & Drink
Huggate 5 135 Accommodation Food & Drink
Hutton Cranswick 11 146 Accommodation Food & Drink
Driffield 5.5 151.5 Accommodation Food & Drink
Harpham 5.5 159 Accommodation Food & Drink
Bridlington 11 170 Accommodation Food & Drink
Sewerby 171 Accommodation Food & Drink
Flamborough 173 Accommodation Food & Drink


WAY OF THE ROSES ROUTE ELEVATION PROFILE
Sweet Heart House | Pateley Bridge

35-37 High Street
Pateley Bridge
Harrogate
North Yorkshire
HG3 5JZ

01423 711767

Sweet Heart House | Pateley Bridge

Welcome to sweet heART – visit the oldest building in Pateley Bridge, an experience in taste, relaxation and art. If you are a cyclist and looking for a place to stay along the way, our rooms may be perfect for you! We are on the “Way of the Roses“, national cycle route 69, in fact you can quite literally pull over to the side of route 69 where it passes through Pateley Bridge, and step over our threshold! We have secure and sheltered parking facilities for your bicycles and if you’re looking for reasonably-priced accommodation and delicious food, you might have found your perfect stopover point in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales.

Sweet Heart House | Pateley Bridge

Sweet Heart House | Pateley Bridge

35-37 High Street
Pateley Bridge
Harrogate
North Yorkshire
HG3 5JZ

01423 711767

Welcome to sweet heART – visit the oldest building in Pateley Bridge, an experience in taste, relaxation and art. If you are a cyclist and looking for a place to stay along the way, our rooms may be perfect for you! We are on the “Way of the Roses“, national cycle route 69, in fact you can quite literally pull over to the side of route 69 where it passes through Pateley Bridge, and step over our threshold! We have secure and sheltered parking facilities for your bicycles and if you’re looking for reasonably-priced accommodation and delicious food, you might have found your perfect stopover point in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales.

Tucked Away House | Grassington

5 Brown Fold
Grassington
Skipton
BD23 5AB

01756 753332

Tucked Away House | Grassington

Tucked Away House is situated in the heart of Grassington village, just off the bustling main street but seconds away from the picturesque cobbled square. It’s a magical place to unwind, with a beautiful garden and sun-lounge to relax in as well as your bedroom. We have private parking for your car and secure cycle storage, and pets are more than welcome by prior arrangement.

Tucked Away House | Grassington

Tucked Away House | Grassington

5 Brown Fold
Grassington
Skipton
BD23 5AB

01756 753332

Tucked Away House is situated in the heart of Grassington village, just off the bustling main street but seconds away from the picturesque cobbled square. It’s a magical place to unwind, with a beautiful garden and sun-lounge to relax in as well as your bedroom. We have private parking for your car and secure cycle storage, and pets are more than welcome by prior arrangement.

York Rose B&B | Kexby

The Bungalow
Kexby
York
YO41 5LA

01759 380247

York Rose B&B | Kexby

It is our aim to help you have a comfortable, relaxing and enjoyable stay. This is a modern bungalow, tastefully decorated. It is situated 5 miles away (on the A1079) from the Historic City of York with its Medieval Streets and Major tourist attractions.  We have 3 rooms, one double en-suite, one twin en-suite and one twin with use of bathroom.  The rooms are fully equipped but if you do not want to spend your time in the bedroom you could always make use of the comfortable lounge.

York Rose B&B | Kexby

York Rose B&B | Kexby

The Bungalow
Kexby
York
YO41 5LA

01759 380247

It is our aim to help you have a comfortable, relaxing and enjoyable stay. This is a modern bungalow, tastefully decorated. It is situated 5 miles away (on the A1079) from the Historic City of York with its Medieval Streets and Major tourist attractions.  We have 3 rooms, one double en-suite, one twin en-suite and one twin with use of bathroom.  The rooms are fully equipped but if you do not want to spend your time in the bedroom you could always make use of the comfortable lounge.

The Beeches | Skerne

Andrew & Gemma Dixon
The Beeches
Skerne
Driffield
East Yorkshire
YO25 9HP

01377 254073 or 01377 249273

The Beeches | Skerne

Situated on the Way of the Roses cycle route not far from the town of Driffield is The Beeches. This working farm provides luxury accommodation in a quiet location within easy access to beautiful areas of East Yorkshire. Both our Cottage and Bed & Breakfast Lodge are tastefully decorated to a high standard. Our visitors are encouraged to make use of our gardens or farm & riverside walks for a relaxing & stress free holiday.

The Beeches | Skerne

The Beeches | Skerne

Andrew & Gemma Dixon
The Beeches
Skerne
Driffield
East Yorkshire
YO25 9HP

01377 254073 or 01377 249273

Situated on the Way of the Roses cycle route not far from the town of Driffield is The Beeches. This working farm provides luxury accommodation in a quiet location within easy access to beautiful areas of East Yorkshire. Both our Cottage and Bed & Breakfast Lodge are tastefully decorated to a high standard. Our visitors are encouraged to make use of our gardens or farm & riverside walks for a relaxing & stress free holiday.

The Talbot Arms | Settle

Talbot Arms
High Street
Settle
North Yorkshire
BD24 9EX

01729 823924

The Talbot Arms | Settle

The Talbot Arms is located in the bustling market town of Settle in the Yorkshire Dales. The pub is open all day and provides a large selection of real ales, home cooked food and a spacious beer garden. With home cooked food and large selection of real ales the Talbot Arms, Settle provides the perfect place to relax after a days walking or cycling in the stunning Yorkshire Dales. It also has the largest beer garden in Settle so when the sun decides to make an appearance it is the perfect place to escape.

The Talbot Arms | Settle

The Talbot Arms | Settle

Talbot Arms
High Street
Settle
North Yorkshire
BD24 9EX

01729 823924

The Talbot Arms is located in the bustling market town of Settle in the Yorkshire Dales. The pub is open all day and provides a large selection of real ales, home cooked food and a spacious beer garden. With home cooked food and large selection of real ales the Talbot Arms, Settle provides the perfect place to relax after a days walking or cycling in the stunning Yorkshire Dales. It also has the largest beer garden in Settle so when the sun decides to make an appearance it is the perfect place to escape.

The New Inn | Appletreewick

The New Inn
Main Street
Appletreewick
North Yorkshire
BD23 6DA

01756 720252

The New Inn | Appletreewick

Welcome to The New Inn, This family run public freehouse is settled in the beautiful Yorkshire Dales National Park with views of the River Wharfe, Simon's Seat and situated at the 53 mile point of the Way of the Roses. Its perfect location is ideal to sit and bask in the views of the unspoilt beauty of the Dales. The menu is very up market and the presentation is excellent, more like an uptown restaurant than the local pub, two local breweries supply their ales to the New Inn. There are five bedrooms comfortably decorated and bike storage is available.

The New Inn | Appletreewick

The New Inn | Appletreewick

The New Inn
Main Street
Appletreewick
North Yorkshire
BD23 6DA

01756 720252

Welcome to The New Inn, This family run public freehouse is settled in the beautiful Yorkshire Dales National Park with views of the River Wharfe, Simon's Seat and situated at the 53 mile point of the Way of the Roses. Its perfect location is ideal to sit and bask in the views of the unspoilt beauty of the Dales. The menu is very up market and the presentation is excellent, more like an uptown restaurant than the local pub, two local breweries supply their ales to the New Inn. There are five bedrooms comfortably decorated and bike storage is available.

3 Peaks Cycles | Settle

3 Peaks Cycles
Market Place
Settle
North Yorkshire
BD24 9EJ

01729 824232

3 Peaks Cycles | Settle

Welcome to 3 Peaks Cycles, situated on Settle Market Place. The Way of the Roses goes right past the front door, the Settle Loop does the same. The route of the Yorkshire’s Grand Depart is accessible from here and the Tour de Yorkshire is rumoured to be coming through Settle again in 2018, just as it did in 2016. We have a huge range of over 150 bikes, clothing for all weathers and accessories to totally pimp your ride, as well as a superbly equipped workshop. We have equipment to suit all types and levels of rider, whatever they need.

3 Peaks Cycles | Settle

3 Peaks Cycles | Settle

3 Peaks Cycles
Market Place
Settle
North Yorkshire
BD24 9EJ

01729 824232

Welcome to 3 Peaks Cycles, situated on Settle Market Place. The Way of the Roses goes right past the front door, the Settle Loop does the same. The route of the Yorkshire’s Grand Depart is accessible from here and the Tour de Yorkshire is rumoured to be coming through Settle again in 2018, just as it did in 2016. We have a huge range of over 150 bikes, clothing for all weathers and accessories to totally pimp your ride, as well as a superbly equipped workshop. We have equipment to suit all types and levels of rider, whatever they need.

High Green Farm | Wath

Wath Road
Wath
Pateley Bridge
North Yorkshire
HG3 5PJ

01423 715958

High Green Farm | Wath

High Green is a completely renovated farmhouse situated just outside Pateley Bridge, a historic market town with traditional food shops and tearooms. The house stands on the eastern hillside of Nidderdale, overlooking the Nidderdale Way, with extended views towards Gouthwaite Reservoir.  Sue and Alan welcome visitors to their beautiful home and offer two elegantly furnished bedrooms to visitors. The double room has an adjacent bathroom with shower, both furnished and equipped to the highest standard. Also Available is our cottage that sleeps 2, 4, or 6 cyclists, please enquire for more details.

High Green Farm | Wath

High Green Farm | Wath

Wath Road
Wath
Pateley Bridge
North Yorkshire
HG3 5PJ

01423 715958

High Green is a completely renovated farmhouse situated just outside Pateley Bridge, a historic market town with traditional food shops and tearooms. The house stands on the eastern hillside of Nidderdale, overlooking the Nidderdale Way, with extended views towards Gouthwaite Reservoir.  Sue and Alan welcome visitors to their beautiful home and offer two elegantly furnished bedrooms to visitors. The double room has an adjacent bathroom with shower, both furnished and equipped to the highest standard. Also Available is our cottage that sleeps 2, 4, or 6 cyclists, please enquire for more details.

The Grey Horse | Elvington

The Grey Horse
Main Street
Elvington
York
North Yorkshire
YO41 4AG

01904 607548

The Grey Horse | Elvington

Opposite the green on the main street of Elvington and just a short distance from the Way of the Roses coast to coast cycle route, The Grey Horse is a picture-postcard village inn dating back to the 17th century. Window boxes adorn the whitewashed frontage, and this newly-refurbished establishment now offers superb lunch and dinner menus. You can find our pub six miles southeast of York on the B1228, and for visitors exploring this marvellous city, The Grey Horse provides a pleasant and convenient base in two bedrooms - a double and a family room - with superb comfort and full facilities.

The Grey Horse | Elvington

The Grey Horse | Elvington

The Grey Horse
Main Street
Elvington
York
North Yorkshire
YO41 4AG

01904 607548

Opposite the green on the main street of Elvington and just a short distance from the Way of the Roses coast to coast cycle route, The Grey Horse is a picture-postcard village inn dating back to the 17th century. Window boxes adorn the whitewashed frontage, and this newly-refurbished establishment now offers superb lunch and dinner menus. You can find our pub six miles southeast of York on the B1228, and for visitors exploring this marvellous city, The Grey Horse provides a pleasant and convenient base in two bedrooms - a double and a family room - with superb comfort and full facilities.

Manor Court Hotel | Carnaby

Carnaby
Bridlington
East Yorkshire
YO16 4UJ

01262 606468

Manor Court Hotel | Carnaby

Manor Court Hotel is Situated in Carnaby near Bridlington in East Yorkshire, ideal for people wishing to visit Bridlington and its Spa Theatre or the local Heritage along the Bridlington Coast.  Our bedrooms vary in size and style but are all decorated to a high standard and include features such as Sky TV inc Sky Sports, free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel and modern televisions with DVD players.  If traditional cuisine is your style then you will not be disappointed by all the choice on offer from the various menus throughout the complex.  From traditional bar meals to our a la carte restaurant with its European twist.

Manor Court Hotel | Carnaby

Manor Court Hotel | Carnaby

Carnaby
Bridlington
East Yorkshire
YO16 4UJ

01262 606468

Manor Court Hotel is Situated in Carnaby near Bridlington in East Yorkshire, ideal for people wishing to visit Bridlington and its Spa Theatre or the local Heritage along the Bridlington Coast.  Our bedrooms vary in size and style but are all decorated to a high standard and include features such as Sky TV inc Sky Sports, free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel and modern televisions with DVD players.  If traditional cuisine is your style then you will not be disappointed by all the choice on offer from the various menus throughout the complex.  From traditional bar meals to our a la carte restaurant with its European twist.

Birkhouse B&B | Stamford Bridge

Birkhouse Bed & Breakfast
Buttercrambe Road
Stamford Bridge
York
United Kingdom
YO41 1AR

01759 529054

Birkhouse B&B | Stamford Bridge

Birkhouse Bed & Breakfast a wonderful secret location in the vale of York, surrounded by open fields and beautiful woodlands great for an adventure walk. Birkhouse is the perfect retreat to escape from the hustle and bustle of city life, and relax in the beautiful countryside that York has to offer. We are only 8 miles from York City centre and only 5 minutes away from Stamford Bridge. This is our local village that has many visitor attractions including, our fantastic local butchers, two great traditional pubs that serve local beers and lovely traditional food, along with our local Co-op supermarket.

Birkhouse B&B | Stamford Bridge

Birkhouse B&B | Stamford Bridge

Birkhouse Bed & Breakfast
Buttercrambe Road
Stamford Bridge
York
United Kingdom
YO41 1AR

01759 529054

Birkhouse Bed & Breakfast a wonderful secret location in the vale of York, surrounded by open fields and beautiful woodlands great for an adventure walk. Birkhouse is the perfect retreat to escape from the hustle and bustle of city life, and relax in the beautiful countryside that York has to offer. We are only 8 miles from York City centre and only 5 minutes away from Stamford Bridge. This is our local village that has many visitor attractions including, our fantastic local butchers, two great traditional pubs that serve local beers and lovely traditional food, along with our local Co-op supermarket.

York CitySightseeing

York CitySightseeing
Start of Tour Point
Exhibition Square
York
YO1 7EW

01904 634296

York CitySightseeing

York is one of the most inspiring cities to take a sightseeing bus tour in, from its exquisite architecture to the picturesque cobblestones; York will capture hearts of all ages. There are so many things to do to in the historical city of York, and CitySightseeing will assist you to discover all of the major sights and attractions that this thriving city has to offer. Our recommended starting point for the tour is located at Exhibition Square, close to the magnificent Minster – the largest gothic cathedral in Northern Europe.

York CitySightseeing

York CitySightseeing

York CitySightseeing
Start of Tour Point
Exhibition Square
York
YO1 7EW

01904 634296

York is one of the most inspiring cities to take a sightseeing bus tour in, from its exquisite architecture to the picturesque cobblestones; York will capture hearts of all ages. There are so many things to do to in the historical city of York, and CitySightseeing will assist you to discover all of the major sights and attractions that this thriving city has to offer. Our recommended starting point for the tour is located at Exhibition Square, close to the magnificent Minster – the largest gothic cathedral in Northern Europe.

The Clifton | Morecambe

The Clifton
43-46 Marine Road West
Morecambe
LA3 1BZ

01524 411573

The Clifton | Morecambe

Our family run Bed & Breakfast is situated on the west promenade, overlooking the splendid West End Gardens and Morecambe bay with the beautiful backdrop of the Lakeland mountains in the horizon. We, Paul and Lydia Kim, will personally cater for all your holiday needs and will constantly strive to meet high standards required by all our guests. The Clifton Bed & Breakfast is renowned for its excellent wholesome traditional food and the warm friendly atmosphere allowing all our guests to relax in comfortable surroundings.

The Clifton | Morecambe

The Clifton | Morecambe

The Clifton
43-46 Marine Road West
Morecambe
LA3 1BZ

01524 411573

Our family run Bed & Breakfast is situated on the west promenade, overlooking the splendid West End Gardens and Morecambe bay with the beautiful backdrop of the Lakeland mountains in the horizon. We, Paul and Lydia Kim, will personally cater for all your holiday needs and will constantly strive to meet high standards required by all our guests. The Clifton Bed & Breakfast is renowned for its excellent wholesome traditional food and the warm friendly atmosphere allowing all our guests to relax in comfortable surroundings.

The Wellington Guest House | Bridlington

The Wellington Guest House
42 Wellington Road
East riding of Yorkshire
Bridlington
YO15 2BG

01262 424692

The Wellington Guest House | Bridlington

The Wellington Guest House Bridlington is a newly renovated semi-detached Victorian Villa, offering luxury bed and breakfast accommodation within the heart of the historic fishing town of Bridlington. We welcome you to stay at The Wellington Guest House, Bridlington, in our family run guest house. We have 3 luxury double Guest Bedrooms, 2 with en-suite, a grand guest 's own Living Room and a very well equipped Dining Room. We can also offer off-road parking for all cars and a secured garage for any motorbike/bikes or other equipment.

The Wellington Guest House | Bridlington

The Wellington Guest House | Bridlington

The Wellington Guest House
42 Wellington Road
East riding of Yorkshire
Bridlington
YO15 2BG

01262 424692

The Wellington Guest House Bridlington is a newly renovated semi-detached Victorian Villa, offering luxury bed and breakfast accommodation within the heart of the historic fishing town of Bridlington. We welcome you to stay at The Wellington Guest House, Bridlington, in our family run guest house. We have 3 luxury double Guest Bedrooms, 2 with en-suite, a grand guest 's own Living Room and a very well equipped Dining Room. We can also offer off-road parking for all cars and a secured garage for any motorbike/bikes or other equipment.

Holme Farm Campsite | Horton-in-Ribblesdale

Holme Farm Campsite
Horton-in-Ribblesdale
BD24 0HD

01729 860281

Holme Farm Campsite | Horton-in-Ribblesdale

Holme Farm Campsite is situated in the heart of Horton In Ribblesdale in the Yorkshire Dales National Park. This popular stop over for cyclists is located on the B6479, around 6 miles north of Settle making it an ideal first night stop on the Way of the Roses. Horton-in-Ribblesdale boasts a number of Pubs, Inns and Hotels, where you can eat and drink in this beautiful Yorkshire Dales Village.

Holme Farm Campsite | Horton-in-Ribblesdale

Holme Farm Campsite | Horton-in-Ribblesdale

Holme Farm Campsite
Horton-in-Ribblesdale
BD24 0HD

01729 860281

Holme Farm Campsite is situated in the heart of Horton In Ribblesdale in the Yorkshire Dales National Park. This popular stop over for cyclists is located on the B6479, around 6 miles north of Settle making it an ideal first night stop on the Way of the Roses. Horton-in-Ribblesdale boasts a number of Pubs, Inns and Hotels, where you can eat and drink in this beautiful Yorkshire Dales Village.

Holgate Bridge Hotel | York

Holgate Bridge Hotel
106-108 Holgate Road
York
UK
YO24 4BB

01904 635971

Holgate Bridge Hotel | York

Holgate Bridge is a family run guest house which offers charming accommodation and a hearty breakfast, in order for you to make the most of your visit to one of the Europe's premier tourist destinations. This Grade 2 listed town house built in1846 is a 15 minute walk from the heart of York’s city centre and 10 minutes walk from both the York Railway Station and the York Racecourse. Holgate Bridge also has a large cycle storage facility and is a popular place to stay for those attempting the 'Way of the Roses' coast-to-coast cycle route.

Holgate Bridge Hotel | York

Holgate Bridge Hotel | York

Holgate Bridge Hotel
106-108 Holgate Road
York
UK
YO24 4BB

01904 635971

Holgate Bridge is a family run guest house which offers charming accommodation and a hearty breakfast, in order for you to make the most of your visit to one of the Europe's premier tourist destinations. This Grade 2 listed town house built in1846 is a 15 minute walk from the heart of York’s city centre and 10 minutes walk from both the York Railway Station and the York Racecourse. Holgate Bridge also has a large cycle storage facility and is a popular place to stay for those attempting the 'Way of the Roses' coast-to-coast cycle route.