Muggleswick & the Delves

Route Information

Stats: 29 miles and  3150 feet of ascent

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Knitsley Farm Cafe near Delves is a cracking spot, and popular with cyclists. Their bangers are particularly renowned, so get yourself along for a bite to eat and a brew.


Quiet and isolated roads and the road around Smidy Shaw Reservior make this a touring cyclists route. It really is a gem of a ride, with a great Pennine hill climb thrown into the mix. This is a cracking route that rolls around superb countryside and will test your climbing skills.


  1. From Consett head out to the Old Mill at Knitsley. Turn left and follow  loop via the junction at Longedge Lane and head along this.
  2. Cross over the A68 before twisting right, via Muggleswick to Edmundbyers.
  3. Leave Edmundbyers towards Stanhope and at the summit turn left to Waskerley and head for home crossing the A68 once more.

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