15th April 2012: A ride to Dent.

The cake photo at the Bridge House Farm Tearooms in Wray where the ride started from.

Heading along the public byway towards Old Wennington.

Crossing over the River Greta into Burton-in-Lonsdale.

Heading through Higher Westhouse.

Toby’s Arch

Toby’s Fold

The view looking down Westgate Lane.

Looking back down Kingsdale from Kingsdale Head.

Regrouping at the Peat Gate.

At the start of the bridleway at High Moss.

A lunch time view.

On the climb up to the High Pike.

The track over the High Pike.

Following the bridleway across Foul Moss.

Looking back up the bridleway towards Green Hill and Foul Moss.

The view looking towards Dentdale.

Following the bridleway down Nun House Outrake.

Near the end of the Bridleway at High Nun House.

Regrouping on Deepdale Lane.

The Memorial to Adam Sedgwick in Dent.

The cake photo at the Meadowside Cafe Bar in Dent where we stop for afternoon cafe stop.

Heading up through Gawthrop.

Gwen at top of the climb out of Dentdale.

Regrouping at top of Barbondale.

The view looking up Barbondale.

Looking across the fields back to Nether Burrow.

Following bridleway into Leck.

A view of the bridleway at Cantsfield.

Regrouping above Bull Bank.

Ride Report by Simeon Orme

A good turnout of nine members and nice see Steve Gregson out on the ride, after the usual chatting and eating in the cafe we headed up the Hindburn Valley to Mill Houses, then followed the lanes through the hamlet of Russells and then pass Jackson’s Pasture before heading down to Wennington to join the B6480 for short section through Wennington before getting back on to the quite lanes again and at Hill Top we join our first track of the day the public byway from Melling to Old Wennington which we followed across to Old Wennington. From Old Wennington we followed Back Lane out of Lancashire over the county border into North Yorkshire. Then headed down through Spittle Banks into Burton-in-Lonsdale where we cross over the A687 and followed the lanes through to Higher Westhouse where we cross over the A65. From Higher Westhouse we headed up Westgate Lane stopping half way up the lane to look at Toby’s Arch before carrying climbing up the lane on to road into Kingsdale where we stop to regroup. After we regroup there was a bit more climbing to do before dropping down into Kingsdale. We continue up the dale against a bit of head wind up to Kingsdale Head where the climbing started again we had another regrouping stop at Peat Gate so that every one could catch up. There was some nice views from Peat Gate looking back down into Kingsdale. From Peat Gate there was a bit more climbing again before we got to High Moss where we headed off road again, we soon stop for lunch beside the track, with fine view all around us.

After our lunch stop, we followed the track over the shoulder of High Pike and down over Foul Moss where the track when from good to bad and conditions of the track from Foul Moss to Flow Moss are bad and needs alot of money spending on it and several members of the party had get off their off there bikes to push them along sections of the track, the only good thing was the views looking down into Deepdale and beyond. From Flow Moss we followed the track around to Little Combe Hill where we headed down the bridleway into Dentdale via Nun House Outrake. We rejoin the tarmac on Deepdale and after we all regroup again, as it was getting late in afternoon to do plan ride over shoulder of Whernside and along the Craven Way. We decided to head to Dent for afternoon cafe stop and Steve left us to head back to Wray, up Deepdale and back down Kingsdale. The rest of us headed down Deepdale Lane through Slack and into Dent for afternoon brew at the Meadowside Cafe Bar.

After our afternoon brew stop we headed down Dentdale for about mile before starting the climbing up to Gawthrop and then the climb up to top of Barbondale. After another regrouping stop for everyone to catch up we headed down Bardondale and then along the Old Roman above Casterton to the A65 which cross over to follow a route to Overtown which alot of local cyclists use to avoid cycling along the A65 to Cown Bridge.

From Overtown we followed Woodman Lane down to Nether Burrow on to A683 for short section before following the bridleway from Nether Burrow to Leck and then the bridleway from Leck to Cantsfield. In Cantsfield we rejoin the tarmac again and followed the A687 down to Greta Bridge where got back on to quite lanes in Wrayton which followed over to Wennington and then back along the B6480 back to Wray.

By time I got home to Halton there was 54.7 miles on the clock, the average speed of the ride was 9 mph and with 5 hours and 52 minutes of riding time.

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