This north-south route through Yorkshire and the North-East Midlands forms an extra ‘spine’ of the Trans-Pennine Trail.
NCN 67 explores the former mining communities of Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire and South Yorkshire, then makes for pretty Harrogate and Ripon on railway paths and quiet roads.
Canal paths and rail trails are the TPT's bread and butter – in some cases, even long-lost canals where the towpath is still rideable. Like the main TPT, it's rather "bitty" in places but does its best to keep you away from traffic.
The scenery is surprisingly rural in places, particularly from Barnsley to Wakefield and along the lower Calder Valley. The final miles are country roads into Ripon, including an enjoyable passage through the grounds of Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal.
The route isn’t yet signposted between Heanor (at the end of the Nutbrook Canal) and Tibshelf, though you can piece together a route on local roads and byways.