National Cycle Route 65

National Cycle Network (NCN) Route 65 is a Sustrans National Route that runs from Hornsea on the North Sea Coast of The East Riding of Yorkshire via Hull and York to Middlesbrough. It is fully open and signed.

Between Hornsea and York it forms the eastern end of the Trans Pennine Trail. The section between York and Linton-on-Ouse is part of the Way of the Roses. In 1998 Route 65 between Hull and Middlesbrough was branded The White Rose cycle route.[1] This branding is no longer in use.

NCN Route 65
NCN-route71-route-65-signs
National Cycle Network signpost at the southern end of Route 71 where it meets Route 65 in Kirby Knowle, North Yorkshire.
Established1998
Length214 km (133 mi)
LocationYorkshire, UK
DesignationUK National Cycle Network
TrailheadsHornsea (south) to Middlesbrough (north)
UseCycling
Elevation
Highest pointSilton Forest, 305 m (1,001 ft)
Lowest pointHornsea, 0 m (0 ft)
Cycling details
Trail difficultyModerate
NCN arrow sign 65
Websitehttp://www.sustrans.org.uk/ncn/map/route/route-65
Trail map
NCN route 65 on OpenStreetMap
NCN Route 65 from OpenStreetMap.

Route

Hornsea to Hull

This part of the route runs almost entirely along the dismantled track bed of the Hull and Hornsea Railway and is known as the Hornsea Rail Trail. The path takes a straight route over the flat Holderness plain[2] and is 15 miles (24 km) in length[3].

Hull to York

Bridge across former East Coast Main Line route - geograph.org.uk - 877006
Cycle route on former ECML route between Escrick and Naburn

Route 65 avoids the Yorkshire Wolds by running along the banks of the Humber Estuary, passing under the Humber Bridge. A very flat route, there is a small climb at Welton[4]. Mainly on quiet country lanes as far as Selby, there are several short traffic free sections. From Selby to York the route[5] uses the trackbed of the old East Coast Mainline railway, which was bought by Sustrans for £1 and turned into one of its very first traffic free paths.[6] On a 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) section of this path is a scale model of the Solar System[7]

NCN Route 66 provides an alternative route between Hull and York.

York to Middlesbrough

Following a traffic free route out of York, the rest of the route is almost entirely on quiet country lanes. North of York, NCN 65 passes Beningbrough Hall. There are two routes here, the path through the National Trust grounds is one-way, so the northbound path is routed around the perimeter. At Easingwold, Route 65 leaves the flat for the first time as it approaches the North York Moors. Running along the foothills there are several short steep climbs/descents. The route climbs over the North Western edge of the North York Moors, passing to the east of Osmotherley. It's high point is reached via a long steep climb up a forestry commission path. The route in Middlesbrough is mainly traffic free.

Route 65 forms part of the Way of the Roses Challenge route[8] between York (junction with NCN 658) and Linton-on-Ouse (junction with NCN 688).

Developments

The route through York was improved in April 2019 with the Scarborough Bridge improvements[9]. The steep steps and narrow deck have been replaced by ramps and a 3.7m wide path[10].

History

The original route north of York consisted of three branches all numbered as Route 65.[11] In 2009 Sustrans introduced 3 digit numbers for shorter local routes[12] and two of the three branches of Route 65 were renumbered. The Thirsk branch became Route 657 and the High Level Option is now Route 656. The Low Level Option remains as Route 65.

Millennium Mileposts

There are over 1000 Mileposts on the National Cycle Network[13]. A number of the mileposts are located on Route 65.

MP5
MP5
MP97
MP97
MP98
MP98
MP99
MP99
MP114
MP114
MP180
MP207
MP207

Related NCN routes

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Way of the Roses signpost at the junction of routes 65 and 658 on the bank of the River Ouse in York

Route 65 meets the following routes:

Route 65 is part of the Way of the Roses along with:

Route 65 is part of the Trans Pennine Trail (East)[14] along with Route 62

References

  1. ^ Peace, Richard (2000). The ultimate white rose cycle route guide. Wakefield: Excellent Books. ISBN 9781901464085.
  2. ^ "Hull to Hornsea". GPS Cycle and Walking Routes. GPS Cycle and Walking Routes. Retrieved 27 July 2017.
  3. ^ "Hull to Hornsea Slow Tour of Yorkshire" (PDF). Sustrans. Retrieved 31 July 2017.
  4. ^ "Selby to Hessle". GPS Cycle and Walking Routes. GPS Cycle and Walking Routes. Retrieved 27 July 2017.
  5. ^ "York to Selby". GPS Cycle and Walking Routes. GPS Cycle and Walking Routes. Retrieved 27 July 2017.
  6. ^ "York to Selby - Map | Sustrans". sustrans.org.uk. Retrieved 2 November 2016.
  7. ^ "Cycle the Solar System". york.ac.uk. Retrieved 2 November 2016.
  8. ^ "Way of the Roses". Sustrans. Retrieved 10 November 2016.
  9. ^ "Scarborough Bridge project". www.york.gov.uk. Retrieved 21 April 2019.
  10. ^ Council, City of York. "New Scarborough Bridge foot and cycle bridge to be lifted in by rail crane". www.york.gov.uk. Retrieved 21 April 2019.
  11. ^ Peace, Richard (2000). The ultimate white rose cycle route guide. Wakefield: Excellent Books. pp. 68–71, 82–86. ISBN 9781901464085.
  12. ^ "Route numbering system". Sustrans website. Sustrans. Retrieved 3 November 2016.
  13. ^ "Millennium Mileposts". Sustrans. Retrieved 3 September 2017.
  14. ^ "Trans Pennine Trail (East)". Sustrans. Retrieved 10 November 2016.

External links

National Cycle Route 658

National Cycle Network (NCN) Route 658 is a Sustrans Regional Route. It is 2 miles long. It provides a connection between Route 65 and Route 66 through York city centre. The full length of the route is part of the Way of the Roses. It is fully signed and open.

National Cycle Route 65
Start at Junc with Route 1
0
1
Middlesbrough
13
Joined by Route 165 from E
13
Hutton Rudby
13
Route 165 leaves to W
18
22
Start of Route 656 to W
24
30
Start of Route 657 to E
39
End of Route 656 to W
39
Coxwold
44
Easingwold
45
End of Route 657 to W
53
Junc with Route 688 at Linton-on-Ouse to W
55
Beningbrough Hall
64
Junc with Route 658 at York from E
River Ouse, Yorkshire
64
York
65
Joined by Route 66 at York from E
68
Route 66 leaves to W
68
River Ouse, Yorkshire
78
Junc with Route 62 to W
78
Selby
89
Howden
107
Welton
112
Humber Bridge
113
Joined by Route 1 at Hessle from S
114
Route 1 leaves to N
118
Hull
119
Joined by Route 66 from E
120
Route 66 leaves to N
133
Hornsea
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