The Red Kite Trail is a 27 mile XC loop just North of Leeds, running between Wetherby and Harewood. Starting in 2017, the project is ongoing. The idea is to waymark bridleways developing them where needed whilst utilising the existing natural terrain and features.
Wetherby Bike Trails is the volunteer trail building group behind it all, formed in August 2016 with plans to develop XC trails in Wetherby and the surrounding areas. They have 3 routes planned:
- Red Kite Trail – 27 miles taking in some fantastic bridleways and scenery around Wetherby, Harewood and North Leeds.
- Owl Trail – Same as the above only with an escape route making for a shorter loop.
- Starling Trail – 8 mile family friendly route, easier going taking in paths and quiet roads.
2017 will also see the construction of a skills area in Wetherby itself. Work begins in April.
The whole project is backed by Singletraction, the volunteer trail building group behind Stainburn, Dalby, Sutton bank and more.
Keep an eye on wetherbybiketrails.co.uk for news and information. Trail maps expected to be published soon. They will be holding regular trail building volunteer days and need as much support as possible. Want to help? Keep an eye on their Facebook page for details of dig days.