27th August 2011: A ride to Borrowdale

The cake photo at Farleton View Tearoom.

Norman getting the water out of his track mitts and this was after sheltering from two heavy showers in Old Hutton.

The church at New Hutton.

Grass in the middle of the road as we head towards Kiln Head.

Looking back down national cycle route 68 towards Croft Foot.

Heading along the public byway from Top Wood to the A685.

Heather at side of the track.

Ian crossing one of the several pools of water across the track.

A tree at the side of the bridleway as we head up Borrowdale.

Lunch time view.

A view of Low Borrowdale Farm.

The view looking up Borrowdale from High Borrowdale,

Regrouping at second bridge across Borrow Beck

Another view looking up Borrowdale as we head towards the A6

The view looking up towards Huck’s Bridge where the A6 crosses over Borrow Beck.

Heading down the Mint Valley towards Kendal.

The cake photo at the cafe in Morrisons in Kendal.

Heading down the bridleway from Larkrigg Hall Bridge towards the River Kent.

At end of the bridleway at Wilson Place.

Ride Report by Norman Bulter

Starting out from the Farleton Fishery Tearoom at Wath Sutton Bridge four members of the Souh Lakes Group followed quiet roads north through Gatebeck to New Hutton and then on round the western side of Lambrigg Fell.  Despite being caught in a heavy downpour we continued to near Cowperthwaite from where we negotiated the deep puddles along the by-way through to the A685.  A rapid descent of Grayrigg Common on the A685 brought us to Borrowdale Wood and the start of the four miles of bridleway to the A6 at Huck’s Bridge.  Rocks, loose stone, grass, deep water are all to be encountered along this bridleway half way along which we took time out for lunch.  On meeting the A6 we turned immediately south on to a short bridleway to Ashstead and then took to quiet lanes to Kendal.  After a brief stop at Morrisons supermarket for tea and cake (egg and chips for some!) we escaped Kendal along the cycle track to Natland.  A stretch of bridleway alongside the River Kent and more quiet lanes through Hincaster returned us to Wath Sutton.

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