20th February 2011: A ride around the Howgill Fells

The food photo at the Duo Cafe Bar in Sedbergh where the ride started from.

One the chapels on the A683.

We stop to regroup on the A683 before heading up the public byway to Murthwaite.

Heading up the public byway towards Murthwaite.

Following the bridleway around Harter Fell.

Looking down towards Adamthwaite from the bridleway around Harter Fell.

Eileen riding through one many pools on the bridleway.

A view of road looking back towards Adamthwaite.

On the bridleway from Ravenstonedale to Will Hill.

A bit further along the bridleway.

Following the bridleway down to Will Hill.

The cake photo at the tearoom at Bessy Beck Trout Fishery near Newbiggin-on-Lune.

The soup at the tearoom at Bessy Beck Trout Fishery.

Outside The Old School tea room in Tebay.

The cake photo at The Old School tea room in Tebay.

A view of the River Lune from Salterwath Bridge.

Looking back along the Fairmile Road.

Stopping to regroup on the Fairmile Road.

It’s only 3 miles back to Sedbergh!

Ride Report by Peter Kenner

6 of us took the Kirby Stephen road out of Sedbergh and turned South West up the steep climb towards Murthwaite. Turning back northwards we took the track which takes you up above Adamthwaite and onto the minor road to Ravenstonedale. With all the recent rains this was very boggy and my `waterproof` Shimano shoes didn`t live upto their billing. Down through RSD Simeon led us across some muddy fields to a fishery`s cafe at Newbiggin for lunch.

From there it was all roads albeit minor ones. We managed all of 7 miles to Tebay before succumbing to the lure of the tea room there for brew 3. Then it was back to Sedbergh on the switchback Roman Road alongside the Western flanks of the Howgills.

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