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30th January 2010: A ride to Simpson Ground via Hampsfell and the Winster Valley.

At the start of the first track, the first of part the bridleway quite easy to ride along up to Longlands.

Looking up the Eea Valley towards the central lakes.

After quite bit pushing out of the valley we make it up on to moorland.

Bit further up the track heading towards summit of Hempsfell.

A tree near the summit Hempsfell.

The view from the top of the track looking towards the Kent Valley with the Howgill Fells in the background

A bit further along the the track.

Looking back up the track waiting for Nick to catch up!

Heading from Longslands Allotmet into Bishop’s Allotmet.

The view looking down the track.

Another view looking down the track looking towards the Kent Valley and Howgill Fells in the background.

Following the track through the woods down to Grange-Over-Sands for a brew.

The cake photo at the cafe in Grange-Over-Sands.

Nick’s second breakfast or early lunch.

This was what Peter ordered.

Simeon and Nick each had puncture to repair before we continue on the ride.

From the Grange we followed the B5277 up to Lindale, then followed the Back o’ th’ Fell Road and then the Tarn Green Road up the Winster Valley.

Following the public byway from the Tarn Green Road up to The Ashes.

Following the bridleway over Raven’s Barrow.

We stop for some lunch at the top of Raven’s Barrow.

Following the bridleway from Raven’s Barrow towards Sow How Lane.

Following the bridleway through the woods towards Sow How Lane.

Middle Tarn

Another view of Middle Tarn.

Heading down Sow How Lane towards Foxfield.

A bit further down the Lane.

Following the public byway up to Simpson Ground.

Nick cycling through the ford,  has we followed the public byway across Simpson Ground Allotment.

He made it across with two dry feet.

Heading out of Simpson Ground.

Following the road passed High Newton Reservoir down to Ayside.

Photo on the wall at the Hat Trick Cafe at Low Newton

What Simeon ordered.

Another view of Chocolate Fudge cake.

What Nick ordered.

It was short ride back to the cars park at the car park on Cartmel Race Course.

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