The caverns at Stump Cross, first discovered in 1860, are a very popular tourist attraction, but for local riders wanting to reach this hill top cafe, the trip to the pain cave en route is certainly not part of a fun day out!
The cafe which forms part of the visitors centre sits on top of Greenhow Hill and can be reached by tacking one of two long climbs; either the steep kicking from Pateley Bridge or the gradual drag strip from Grassington.
The spacious tea rooms, offering a superb view of the valley below, serves a variety of hot meals, snacks, cakes and desserts, as well as a wide selection of hot and cold drinks. In particular, the tray bakes are especially good!
There is ample seating at the front of the cafe and loads of bike storage, although beware the strong winds if you do choose to sit outside and remember your rain cape as the weather can quickly change while you sit and enjoy your toasted tea cake!
Toasted teacake: £1.70
Beans on toast: £3.00
Malteaser crunch tray bake
Local Climb / Segment
One of the toughest climbs around, Greenhow Hill is one for the mountain goats:
Matt Hayman – Refuge in the strong winds
- Greenhow Hill, Harrogate, HG3 5JL
- 01756 752780