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Pennine Bridleway - Settle Loop

N Yorkshire

16 km / 10 miles
A ten mile loop of the Pennine Bridleway to the East of Settle.

An 81-metre stretch of Lambert Lane, near Settle is closed between SD 833627 and SD 834627 until March 2023 or earlier (to be notified), for repairs to a stone arch over a tunnel (a 'cattle creep') under the surface of the lane. Lambert Lane is part of the Settle Loop. Pennine Bridleway walkers arriving at SD 828625 (the junction of Mitchell Lane and Lambert Lane) from the south may still do the Settle Loop in a clockwise direction, but will have to omit parts of Lambert Lane and Mitchell Lane on the return. There is a Right of Way footpath between SD 834627 and SD 825632 which is recommended as a non-tarmac alternative (this is not suitable for cyclists due to a stone step stile). Pennine Bridleway walkers wishing to do the Settle Loop anti-clockwise from the north would need to omit parts of both Lambert Lane and Mitchell Lane on the outward stretch. The footpath between SD 825632 and SD 834627 is recommended as a non-tarmac walkers-only alternative. See Facebook group 'The LDWA and Long-Distance Paths' for more information.
The gates which were used to fence off the lane either side of the closed section have been re-erected with *on foot only* access alongside, until repairs can begin.
The 81-metre stretch of Lambert Lane will be fully closed from Sunday 11th December 2022 for at least a week to enable the reconstruction of the stone archway over the 'cattle creep'. The full re-opening of that section of the lane is dependent on the progress of the repairs. The Right of Way footpath between SD 833627 and SD 825632 may continue to serve as a non-tarmac alternative for Pennine Bridleway walkers doing the Settle Loop. A temporary short diversion (use at your OWN RISK) has also been set up which by-passes the closed section.
The repair work to the archway over the 'cattle creep' has been repaired and this stretch of the Settle Loop fully re-opened.


Path Type: National Trails (England & Wales)
Attributes: Challenging
Horse Ride (Multi User)
Start and Finish: SD820637 - Settle, N Yorkshire View on StreetMap

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Certificate Certificate for National Trails  (Long Distance Walkers Association )


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Purchase Ordnance Survey Maps (path is named on OS maps):
OS Landranger 98
OS Landranger Active 98
OS Explorer 2, 41
OS Explorer Active 2, 41
Other Paper Maps:
Harvey National Trail map
Pennine Bridleway (Harvey Maps - 2021)

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Route Profile:

16.1 km (10.0 miles)
455 m (1,493 ft) ascent
522 m (1,713 ft)  maximum height

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