Ride Report by Simeon Orme
Being a Bank Holiday Weekend and also with the Easter Meet of the Rough-
From Wray I headed up the Hinderburn Valley to Mill Houses, then that climb out of
the valley which seems to got a lot easier over the past year with all the training
I have been doing riding my bike to work and home again, I have been doing over 100
miles some weeks, you can checkout how I am doing on Daily Miles, anyway getting
back to ride continue to head towards Low Bentham for about mile before turning on
to Mewith Lane where stop to chat with another cyclist who was staying at Ingleton
Youth Hostel for the week and doing day rides out from there and before you ask I
did’t have any Rough-
From Sulber Gate, I continue along the bridleway heading down into Ribbledale, stopping to take a few photos of colony of Bird’s eye primrose which are getting quite rare to find, after taking the photos I was soon at the B6479 where I decide to go have look at new part of Pennine Briddleway across the River Ribble, which I think will officially open in the next month or so as bit of landscaping to do and signs to put up! After crossing to other side of the valley, I followed the road up to Old Ing, then headed along the track to cross over Cam Beck at Old Gill Bridge and continue up the track to Cam End. From Cam End, I follow the track down into Ribbledale, there was no need use footbridge at the ford in the valley bottom to cross over the beck, as there no water in the beck, looks like some hosepipe bans coming soon! Once I was back on tarmac again I look at the map and decide to do Black Rake Road over into Dentdale which is bit walk in places put enjoyable to do! From Dent Head I headed down Dentdale stopping on the main valley road, in Dent stop for brew at the Meadowside Cafe Bar where got chatting to cyclists from Kendal.
After putting the world to right, I headed down Dentdale to Gawthorpe where I headed up the steep climb to the top of Barbondale, then it was fast ride down Bardondale there quite few folk wild camping in the dale. From the bottom of Barbondale, I followed the Roman Road through to Casterton, then the lanes down to Devil’s Bridge at Kirkby Lonsdale for a eat up!
From Kirkby Lonsdale, I followed the B6254 and Kirkby Lonsdale Road back to Halton, there quite a lot traffic on the B6254 due it was throwing out time at the Whittingham races put once I make it home I had done 61 miles.
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