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    Default advice needed - club trip to yorkshire

    Got the job of organising the club's annual 4 day trip and they have chosen yorkshire with a base in Skipton. So with one day getting there and one day getting back, that leaves me wih two days to fill with shortish drives either on nice driving roads or to places of interest. Bunch of supercars so single lane / passing place type roads arent really suitable and neither are city centres, but open moorland with no plod insight - thats different!

    Ideas please. There will be wives there so visits to at least one "female" destination ( Natinal Trust etc) will have to be made. We wont get away with just hooning.

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    Eden Camp

    York Shopping Village

    Devonshire Arms for a luxury stay and/or spa

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    Travel north from Skipton to the road that runs east / west through Hawes and then across to the Ribblehead viaduct. That is a beautiful fast, flowing road and a great photo opp with the bridge when you get there (although itíll be quite distant but you can walk to it if you want). There is sufficient room to park a convoy along the main road - I did it with a spirited group of Jaguars.

    And if youíre feeling brave check out the utterly barmy Buttertubs Pass nearby. Itís steep and twisty but an incredible thrill. Itís quite difficult to find the start of it though - we had to repeatedly ask directions from the locals. And when you reach the end you need to turn round and do it again the other way.

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    Another vote for Buttertubs pass from Hawes to Thwaite. You can then go on to Kirkby Stephen for lunch/tea/shopping on the B6270 then back via Ribblehead?

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    Default Hi, What date are you looking at ?

    What dates are you looking at ?

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    Tan hill Inn, highest pub in Britain , just above thwaite
    Great roads up there, and a unique Lunch stop.

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    Default Skipton

    Skipton, (Gargrave,) where I picked up my 348.

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    Is the lake district too far from there????

    Anyway, just registering interest (if I'm allowed) for this as not too far from me :-)

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    Castle Howard for the ladies, complete with 'The Stray' - a 4 mile straight road fabulous for a bit of "youthful exuberance" traffic permitting. The road that runs west out of Malton passing north of Castle Howard is a nice one to drive. Weekends in particular, all the roads in the North Yorks Moors & Dales can be as busy as the Lake District, you just have to go with the flow and enjoy the scenery which is gorgeous.

    Points of Interest worth considering: The Transporter Bridge at Middlesbrough, Whitby Abbey, Oliver's Mount at Scarborough (nice cafe and fabulous views), Ribblehead Viaduct, Eden Camp, Rievaulx Abbey, Staithes and the A174 up the coast is a nice drive, traffic permitting.

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    B6479 Settle - Ribblehead (Great pub for lunch there), B6255 Ingleton - Hawes (beware the jump over the blind brow about 2 miles from Hawes....), B6265 Grasington - Pateley Bridge (Passing Stump Cross caverns), Simonstone (Where the Hall is that became famous for Jez Clarksons punch...) over the Buttertubs to the B6270 near Thwaite. The B6270 is narrow and twisty so no overtaking, as will be the issue on most North Yorkshire/Pennine roads but the scenery makes up for it. Many of the roads can be bumpy so be careful with very low slung cars. A684 Sedburgh - Hawes is a good road.
    If you fancy scenery, but will invariably be on narrow roads, the very best Yorkshire views, and therefore the best in the UK, are to be found between Staincliffe - Halton Gill, Malham - Arncliffe, Hubberholme - Hawes (Over Fleet Moss), Pateley Bridge - Lofthouse - Masham, Settle - Airton. Going a bit East try Slaidburn - High Bentham (Trough of Bowland), or Dunsop Bridge towards Lancaster.
    Probably a bit too far North but the B6276 Brough - Middleton in Teesdale is an absolute belter.
    And your next trip oop Norf should be to the North Yorkshire Moors.......
    "When Lance "cries" on Oprah , spare a thought for all of those genuine people who walked away with no reward Ė just shattered dreams. Each one of them is worth a thousand Lances"

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