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  At the top, two borders.
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  • At the top, two borders. - Barnard Castle
      At the top, two borders.
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      Superb views.
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      Close up.
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  • Open fells. - Barnard Castle
      Open fells.
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This was a route we had hoped to travel on the motorbike but unfortunately it suffered a puncture on an earlier ride so we ended up driving the motorhome over this road. Fortunately, it was a good road, plenty wide enough in places with lots of passing places. It is, however, very steep at the start of the route.

It is a scenic route, passing through the hamlets of Arkle and Langthwaite. where there are a couple of pubs.Off to the right is the community with the name Booze!!

From Langthwaite, there are three options, the route northwards which we took, to Barnard Castle, a route south back to Swaledale or a left continuing through Arkengarthdale and on to Tan Hill. From there you can continue northwestwards to the A66 near Brough or south back to Swaledale near Keld.

Scenery is mainly open moorland and fells.It was just a pity we couldn't follow all these routes on our motorbike.

Address: Arkengarthdale.
Directions: Take the Arkengarthdale road from Reeth in Swaledale, N. Yorks. In a few miles, beyond Langthwaite,bear right to Barnard Castle.

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  • Updated May 13, 2011
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