Recommended Routes

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Welcome to our 'Recommended routes' page. Here you can find details of runs which the club take regularly or personal favourites which others might like to try out. If you are a Strava user and have created a route, click the 'Share' button and email to knaresboroughstriders@gmail.com along with a description including distance, conditions and any interesting features. We will then add your route to this page.

5 mile Trail Run through Birkham woods to Plompton hall

mapA delightful 5mile trail run from Knaresborough Cricket Club. Heading out of Aspin and down the crag onto Abbey Road before cutting through across through the Lido and taking the trails through Birkham Woods to the bypass. After crossing, a loop takes the closed road and passes Plompton Hall before emerging back at the bypass. It follows the bridlepath back into Birkham woods before crossing the fields down to the River Nidd and returning to the Lido via the south bank of the river. A final steady climb through the Aspin estate leads back to the start point. 

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10k Knaresborough, Beryl and Calcutt

A 10k round route on tarmac heading west to the edge of Starbeck and back. Anti-clockwise, the route heads through the Aspin estate, into Knaresborough for a visit to the Castle before climbing to Starbeck via the Beryl Burton cycleway. Taking Bilton Hall lane to Forest Lane (the highest point on the route) and Calcutt brings you back to Knaresborough before completing the loop with a run along the length of Abbey Road. Equally good in either direction!

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5.8 mile circular run around the edge of Knaresborough

6mi knaresbrough circularThis route encloses nearly all of the populated areas of Knaresborough and takes place on mostly quiet roads which a few short stretches or grass or trail. An optional mile can be added by running a loop of Jacob Smith Park.

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14miles North-east of Knaresborough

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A 14 mile Circular route anticlockwise through villages of Goldsborough, Flaxby, Coneythorpe, Arkendale, Ferrensby, Farnham, Lingerfield, Scriven and Knaresborough. All on roads, it is best tackled in groups but can be used all year round. Be aware of one short section alongside the A59 between Station Road, Goldsborough and the Flaxby turnoff.

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