31st December 2011: A ride to Gawthrop

The food photo at the Duo Cafe in Sedbergh.

Heading down the lane to Garsdale Bridge.

A view of the public byway from Garsdale Bridge to to A684.


Looking back down the Dales Way towards Millthrop.

Ivy on wall near Gate Manor in Dentdale.

Back at the van in Sedbergh.

The view out of the front window.

Ride Report by Simeon Orme

It was one of those days where I should stay in bed when the alarm when off,  as prove to be expensive day with my van’s EGR Solenoid deciding to pack up on the way back from Sedbergh there was not much change out hundred pound after getting it fix.

Due to bad weather forecast and folk had better things to do on New Year Eve than getting wet there was only myself at the start of the ride at the Duo Cafe, so I decide to do few lanes around the Sedbergh area before forecasted rain show up. So I headed out of Sedbergh on A683 down to Straight Bridge then followed the lane down to Garsdale Bridge, then followed the public byway from Garsdale Bridge to A684 which I cross over to follow the road into Millthrop.

In Millthrop I decide it may be good ideal to follow the bridleway along the Dales Way over into Dentdale, has I had not done this track for a few years, I did meet two mountain bikers coming opposite way, half way along this track so I was not only fool out in the rain as it started to fall.  

Once I hit tarmac in Dentdale, I headed up the valley following the main road for few miles before heading up the road up to Gawthrop. From Gawthrop I followed the lane down other side River Dee, which was flooded in places, down to Rash Bridge where I followed the main road back to Sedbergh.

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