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23rd June 2010: A ride over Kirkstone Pass and along the Old Coach Road.

Heading along Ashes Lane to Staveley.

Cake photo at Wilf’s Cafe in Staveley.

Dog Rose on Moorhowe Road.

The view from the A592 looking down into the Troutbeck Valley

At the top of Kirkstone pass, I was quite proud of myself for riding all way to top of pass with out getting off the bike and walking.

The view looking down into Patterdale.

The view looking up Dovedale from the A592

A view of Brothers Water.

A view of Ullswater looking down the lake towards Pooley Bridge.

A view from  the A5091 of the Ullswater valley on the climb up to Dockray.

The view looking back on the climb up to High Row from Dockray.

The signpost at the start of ‘The Old Coach Road’ to St. John’s in the Vale.

Heading along the Old Coach Road.

The view from the side of the track looking towards Blencatha.and northern mountains of the Lakes.

Stopping for lunch.

The pack lunch.

A view of Mosedale Beck from Mariel Bridge.

Following the track down into St. John’s in the Vale.

A view of the mountain from the track.

Looking down into St John in the Vale.

At end of the Old Coach Road.

Looking back down St John in the Vale from near Sosgill Bridge.

A view of St John Beck where the A591 crosses over it!

A view of  Thirlmere from the dam, looking up the Thirlmere valley.

Another view of Thirlmere from the road on the west of the Reservoir.

The AA Telephone Box on Dunmail Raise.

A view of Grasmere from the A591.

A view of Rydal Water from the A591.

The stepping stones across the River Rothay.

Back at the van at Ashes Lane car park.

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