Yorkshire Dales bridleway nears completion

Yorkshire Dales bridleway nears completion

The Yorkshire Dale Bridleway; a 52 mile route through  the Yorkshire Dales National Park  has nearly been finished, completing the last section of a national trail.

The Pennine Bridleway trail will stretch about 200 miles (320km) from Derbyshire to Cumbria along ancient packhouse trade routes and drove roads that have been connected by new links.

The route has been created for mountain bikers, horse riders and walkers.

The whole trail will be officially opened on Tuesday 12th June.

The route has been made possible mainly through funding from Natural England and Sport England.

Peter Lambert, Pennine bridleway officer for the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority, said: "It has been a long process involving a huge amount of planning as well as hours of discussions and meeting with farmers and landowners and all the other organisations whose help has been vital.

"There were times when the end seemed a long way off but we can all now look forward to the big day of the official opening."