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22nd August 2010: A ride to Semmer Water.

Morning sunlight on young Ash in a hedge above Wharfe.

The view from Helwith Bridge looking up the River Ribble toward Horton-in-Ribblesdale.

At the Blindbeck Tearooms waiting for food!

The food!

Looking back from the first gate down into Ribblesdale.

We stop here for Peter to make adjustments to his bike, two cyclists heading down the track to Horton-in-Ribblesdale were out practicing for the three Peaks race.

Peter crossing a ford.

Nick looking back across Low Birkwith Moor

Heading down High Green Field.

Heading down the Greenfield Valley.

Peter heading into Beckermonds

Heading through Raisgill.

The cake photo at the Westwinds Tearoom in Buckden.

Looking back down the bridleway towards Buckden as we head up through Rakes Wood.

Looking back down the track into Wharfdale.

Looking back, as we follow the bridleway across Buckden Rake.

Looking backing from end of the track.

The last view of Wharfdale as we follow Gilbert Lane over Stake Moss.

A late lunch stop at 3pm.

Getting ready to set off again!

Stopping to look at view before heading down Cragdale.

Stopping for afternoon brew in Stalling Busk.

Heading along the Busk Lane to Marsett.

Nick riding through the ford.

Nick riding through the next ford as we head towards Marsett

A view of Semmer Water.

Nick looking at the view up Raydale, as we follow the bridleway from the Crag Side Road up to the Common Allotments.

Looking back down the bridleway into Raydale.

On the Cam High Road.

Looking back down the Cam High Road from near Howgate Head.

The view looking down into Sleddale.

Stopping for eat up at 6pm.

Following the road towards Cam Houses.

A bit further along the road.

There quite few gates to open on this road.

The view looking back down the Oughtershaw Valley.

At this point shorter ride headed back to Horton-in-Ribblesdale via Ling Gill Bridge and Old Ing.

Crossing over Gayle Beck.

Evening sunlight in the Greta Valley, we made it back to the cars park in High Bentham just before 8pm.

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