Open sections link from National Route 67 near the market town of Wetherby north-east of Leeds to Thorpe Arch, and then from east of Tadcaster towards York after linking with National Route 65.

This route is part of the West Yorkshire cycle route. Starting from Wetherby at a connection with National Route 67 it is mostly off-road on a traffic-free path as far as the Thorp Arch Trading Estate.

An adjoining section via Newton Kyme is still under development.

The next open section is from east of Tadcaster. It follows the verge of the A64 heading east. At Copmanthorpe it connects with National Route 65 via which you can continue into the historic city of York.

Tadcaster is a beautiful market town surrounded by stunning North Yorkshire countryside. With three historic breweries, including the oldest brewery in Yorkshire, it's the perfect place to stop off for a relaxing afternoon. A market has been held here since 1270 and is found at the junction of Kirkgate and Bridge Street.

Please note

We have taken all responsible steps to ensure that these routes are safe and achievable by people with a reasonable level of fitness. However, all outdoor activities involve a degree of risk. To the extent permitted by law, Sustrans accepts no responsibility for any accidents or injury resulting from following these routes. Walking and cycling routes change over time. Weather conditions may also affect path surfaces. Please use your own judgement when using the routes based upon the weather and the ability, experience and confidence levels of those in your group.

Please help us protect this route

Route 665 is part of the National Cycle Network, cared for by Sustrans. Your donation today will help keep the Network safe and open for everyone to enjoy.

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