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Old railway bridge over River Wharfe to Thorpe Arch Trading Estate (23rd Sept 2018)

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Overview map uses Open StreetMap data...
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Newly surfaced bridge over the River Wharfe
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View from bridge (towards Tadcaster)

I noticed yesterday that on Open Street Map (OSM) and Google Earth that it appears that the old railway bridge over River Wharfe had been re-surfaced, While OSM showed a path (track) onto the bridge from Thorpe Arch Trading Estate.

Today while on the way back, from the club ride, I went over the bridge and have included 2 photos (1st shows the bridge and the 2nd one a view from the bridge). I also include an overview map of the route I took (Red - tarmac surfaced, Blue - ~300 metres off road)

The off road has been well used by the locals, which looks to be used mainly by mountain bikes. The first part was grass track, with the rest be well defined, and was firm under foot with a suprising climb up a banking onto a plato to the railway track itself.


Scarborough Bridge (upgrade - 19th Oct 2018))

Work starts week commencing 29th October 2018.

End of October 2018 - Site compound established in the bottom third of Marygate car park. The path that runs adjacent to car park will be closed for 5 months. Diversions will be put in place.

November 2018 to January 2019 - Preparatory works take place and construction of ramps and steps commences

End of January 2019 - Existing footbridge to close. Other paths (such as the riverside routes and Post Office Lane) will need temporary closures at certain times with heavy plant equipment working on the adjacent embankments. These are yet to be confirmed. Diversions will be put in place and signed

Mid-February 2019 - Existing footbridge lifted out and new bridge lifted in

Mid-March 2019 - New bridge open for public use

For furthur information use the following link:


Club Run - Millington - 14th January 2018

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Overview map (route anti-clockwise) distance 65.7 miles
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Selby Cycle Path
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Cattle Grid on entry to Skipwith Common (near saw mill)
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Skipwith Common (a lot of water in drainage ditch)
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Fields flooded near Bubwith
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Memorial in the village of Warter
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Heading towards Huggate in Cobdale
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View of Huggate
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Hillside near Burdale
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View of climb from Burdale to Wharram le Street
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Kite resting in a tree near Thixendale
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Highland Cow in Birdsall Dale
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Highland Calf in Birdsall Dale
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View down Birdsall Dale towards Thixendale
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View from Leaving Brow towards Burythorpe
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Bird of Prey resting after just catching lunch
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Ford near Scrayingham

Overview map image:- Contains OS data © Crown copyright and database right 2017

Just Me at the Station, the rest were doing Dave's walk from Thixendale

On a over cast day I went south taking in Skipwith Common and through the lanes to Fridaythorpe for my first and only stop. With the return journey through Thixendale, Leavening and Srayingham.

The total distance for me was 74 miles.


Club Run - Malton - 28th January 2018

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Overview map (route anti-clockwise) distance 46.5 miles
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Church at Burythorpe
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Bill parking cycle near Birdsall
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Group on the steep ascent known as the Wall
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Sally nearing at the top of the Wall
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Pete walks up the Wall
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Elaine on suspension bridge at Huttons Ambo (River Derwent)
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Alpaca and sheep in a field in Murton

Overview map image:- Contains OS data © Crown copyright and database right 2017

7 set off from the station, on an over cast day.

Route out to Malton by Stockton on the Forest, Gate Helmsley, Buttercrambe, Scrayingham, Leppington, Leavening, Burythorpe and Birdsall. Which contained a steep climb, known as the Wall, between Burythorpe and Birdsall.

The return route was by The Suspension Bridge at Huttons Ambo, Westow, Bossall, Sand Hutton, Upper Helmsley, Warthill and Murton.

Distance from York Station to Osbaldwick 46.5 miles (my distance was a total of 54 miles).