With the Tour De France starting in Yorkshire this weekend (July 5th) we thought we’d remind you that this year’s Tour De France’s route includes a popular Yorkshire dogging site!
The Tour De France kicks off in Yorkshire this weekend, and the second stage of the race will be through the Yorkshire Dales, with Holme Moss being the highest point on the stage – at some 1719 feet, about 525 metres, above sea level. Most weekends, Holme Moss is a mecca for cyclists trying to test themselves riding up the Pennine peak. But when the sun goes down, a car park at the summit regularly attracts those looking to get their blood pumping in a very different way – yes it’s a very popular dogging spot.
It is such a well known place locally that when British Olympic cyclist Ed Clancy posted a picture of a foggy Holme Moss summit onto Twitter during one of his training rides, a fan replied to his tweet, warning him: “Bloody hell don’t stop at the top, you’ll get done for dogging.”
Police have put up signs in an attempt to slam the brakes on locals kinky exploits. However, a regular saidr “It might put people off for a few weeks but once the summer is here the action will really kick off. The car parks at Golden Acre will be literally jumping after about 9pm when the better weather returns.”
If you want to find out exactly where to enjoy dogging in Yorkshire, check out this dogging in Yorkshire guide which includes spots other than the Tour de France dogging car park.