Route 688

Route Details

  • Distance: 55 miles
  • Type: On road, steep sections
  • Classification: Hard

Route Description

Route 688 is the central part of the Way of the Roses cycle route across the Yorkshire Dales, Nidderdale and the Vale of York, via Pateley Bridge, Ripon and Boroughbridge. The route is entirely onroad with steep ascents / descents (especially Greenhow Hill). There are signed links from Gargrave, Skipton and York stations.

Things to see and do

  • Brimham Rocks and Fountains Abbey & Studley Royal (both National Trust) are on the route
  • The Oldest Sweet Shop is situated in Pateley Bridge at the top of the High Street.  Admire the beautifully historic building and rediscover some fantastic sweetie treasures.
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Map shows the National Cycle Network and local routes in this area. 

Route 688 takes you from Winterburn to Linton-on-Ouse and is the central part of the Way of the Roses cycle route.