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Casual adventure riding - YORKSHIRE UK

Now then....

Went for a nice mini adventure last week.

Checked out some of the back roads around Yorkshire and got a couple of 'Green Lane' roads in too.

Does anyone know of any other Green Lanes?

These are published on the NP authority websites, but most 'Green Laners' on the net seem to be very secretive about the roads in other areas... I see this as counter productive, because on a couple of occasions 'Green Lane' roads have actually been closed due to lack of usage...

These lanes are pretty easy going and you could easily take any bike across, including a gixxer if you really wanted.

The tarmac routes shown on the GPS tracks are are also a lot of fun on the smaller bikes.

There's a nice biker cafe at Hawes too.

Anyway, I wanted to publish the route but can't upload the tracks here. The Garmin, GPX and Google Earth files are available here.

Index of /~earmb

Remember these are intended to be adventure routes and as such, please leave the gates as you found them, take it easy around animals and above all don't litter (there seems to be plenty of that in Yorkshire already).

Send me your routes and I'll add them to the list.

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Sorry - have to load tracks/waypoints Monday. Struggling to get onto home page server at work.

Entrances to green lanes are at

N54 13.149 W2 05.325
N54 16.815 W2 05.297
N54 16.228 W2 07.510
N54 15.802 W2 12.735
N54 18.072 W2 06.932
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hey mate thanks for the coordinates. I have a list of lanes from the TRF here:

FP – Footpath
BW – Bridleway
BOAT – Byway Open to All Traffic
ORPA – Other Road with Public Access
UCR – UnClassified Road

047151 – 056151 FP- ORPA
062155 – 066153 ORPA
089184 – 100188 FP-BW
104190 - 098200 BW
176192 – 175198 BW
181181 – 192193 ?
228163 – 241173 ?
201135 – 202146 ORPA
202135 – 209130 UCR
230145 – 243131 BOAT
230145 – 238149 BOAT - ORPA
237126 – 258116 BW - FP
235108 – 250110 FP
231100 – 231092 BW
240100 – 232083 ?
270062 – 269056 BW
190056 – 185049 BW – UCR - FP
180055 – 176059 BOAT
150043 – 149055 ORPA
148059 – 158081 UCR? - Yellow – ORPA (??? 1st ref)
111075 – 094079 BW
103080 – 102098 BW
103098 – 110082 BW
085118 – 090121 BW
090121 – 089130 BW
060138 – 055139 Path
060140 - 059148 FP - UCR
103054 – 115053 ORPA
115053 - 130050 ORPA

There OS grid reffs. Never been to a TRF meeting though, like you say mate its all a bit 'secret squirrel'.
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This is a reasonable site for finding alternative roads and tracks. Basically all you do is zoom in to a rough area and click the search button, it then shows all trails within 5k of where you are. I find it a usefull starting off point although I have no idea how up to date the site is kept.

Google Maps display for Trailwise
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trailwise

if you sign up to the TRF and pay membership, you get a logon password for a site called wayfinder. this sight was changed to being called trailwise. it seems you dont need a password any more!
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if you sign up to the TRF and pay membership, you get a logon password for a site called wayfinder. this sight was changed to being called trailwise. it seems you dont need a password any more!
I think that if you have a password the search area becomes bigger. i.e. 10k instead of 5k
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thats to do with how far you zoom. the old system was a lot better, still though a good place to find green lanes. hope you all know the green lane code lol?
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Thanks chaps....

Got tracks and waypoints loaded onto server

Index of /~earmb/Green_Lanes

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call me stupid....

Hi Tommy.

Thanks for the info...

Call me stupid, but how do you read those co-ordinates and how do you get them into your gps?

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The two letter reference that designates the grid square is missing.

While I am here, the Google Earth kpl files on the server, do you know what version of Google Earth they were made with, tried opening them last night and the end result was largely nonsense, or at least if they are supposed to be UK based trails they were.
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Using this version.

Google Earth 4.3.7284.3916 (beta)

It's possible that something went wrong...

Try again.. Otherwise try opening the .gpx file in google earth that should work too....

File>open then change "files of type" field in open dialogue box

About those other grid refs.... does that mean I can't use them as they stand?

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I think so, picking one at random (062155) this on it's own isn't a grid reference, it needs preceding by 2 letters for example:

SE062155 gives you a location near Huddersfield

NY062155 however is a location near Whitehaven.

Maybe Tommy has or can get the letters also?
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the stupidity only I posess!

sorry guys, found the rest of the document and its for SE grid ref:

HUDDERSFIELD AREA MAP REFS FOR O/S SHEET 110 (SE)

GREEN – OK
YELLOW – Possible
Rest – unless can be proved otherwise, then lost vehicular rights under NERC act

FP – Footpath
BW – Bridleway
BOAT – Byway Open to All Traffic
ORPA – Other Road with Public Access
UCR – UnClassified Road

047151 – 056151 FP-ORPA
062155 – 066153 ORPA
089184 – 100188 FP-BW
104190 - 098200 BW
176192 – 175198 BW
181181 – 192193 ?
228163 – 241173 ?
201135 – 202146 ORPA
202135 – 209130 UCR
230145 – 243131 BOAT
230145 – 238149 BOAT - ORPA
237126 – 258116 BW - FP
235108 – 250110 FP
231100 – 231092 BW
240100 – 232083 ?
270062 – 269056 BW
190056 – 185049 BW – UCR - FP
180055 – 176059 BOAT
150043 – 149055 ORPA
148059 – 158081 UCR? - Yellow – ORPA (??? 1st ref)
111075 – 094079 BW
103080 – 102098 BW
103098 – 110082 BW
085118 – 090121 BW
090121 – 089130 BW
060138 – 055139 Path
060140 - 059148 FP - UCR
103054 – 115053 ORPA
115053 - 130050 ORPA
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