7th April 2012: A ride over Foxup Moor
The cake photo at Reading Room Cafe in Clapham.
The sign outside the cafe.
Heading up Long Lane from Helwith Bridge.
Regrouping a bit further up Long Lane.
Looking back down the track into Ribblesdale.
A view looking up the track.
A bit further up the track.
Near the top of Long Lane with Pen-
We saw this van park up on the public byway down to Dale Head.
The snow at side of the track and around Churn Milk Hole.
Riding through Dale Head.
The start of the next track to New Bridge.
A bit further along the track.
A view of one of the fords we cross.
A bit further along the track heading down into Littondale.
Looking back up the track.
We had to get off our bikes to push them through the snow, a number of times along this track.
A lunch time view.
The view from New Bridge looking up Littondale.
A view of Foxup.
Regrouping at gate.
A bit further along on the bridleway on Foxup Moor.
Heading down towards Horton Moor.
Mike looking at the view.
A view of Hull Pot.
Another of Hull Pot.
Another view of Hull Pot looking towards Pen-
A view looking up the bridleway as we head down the track to Horton-
At the Pen-
Heading along the Pennine Bridleway towards the B 6479
Heading over Pennine Bridleway Bridge over the River Ribble.
The view looking across Ribblesdale from the Pennine Bridleway.
The view from Sulber Gate.
The view looking down into Crummack Dale.
Chris heading Pennine Bridleway to start of Long Lane down Clapdale.
At end of the ride in Clapham.
I had decide to park my van on free car park in High Bentham and then rode up the
B6480 over Newby Moor to Clapham for start of the ride inside the Reading Room Cafe
in Clapham. I was first there and soon join by Chris and Mike, after we finish chatting
and eating in the cafe. We headed out of Clapham on the B6480 towards Austwick, we
did short section on the A65 before heading into Austwick and then following the
road over Helwith Bridge. At Helwith Bridge we cross over the B6479 and headed up
Long Lane over the Shoulder of Pen-
After lunch, we headed down the track to New Bridge, where there was not much water
in the River Skirfare as it look like it disappears under ground at the Litton side
of New Bidge. After three miles of track we back on tarmac again and heading up Littondale
through Halton Gill where it looks like there new tearoom open, we did not stop
as we were going our afternoon brew in Horton-
We left the tarmac again in Foxup, to follow the bridleway over Foxup Moor, there a bit of pushing of our bikes up the first part of the track until we got on to Foxup Road where we could ride, yes we did make the mistake of following Foxup Road to far and had to push our bikes up the fellside to get on bridleway again but once we were through Swarth Gill Gate which is the highest point of the crossing we rode our bikes most of along the bridleway across Horton Moor down to Hull Pot which is worth stopping to look at.
From Hull Pot it was quite fast ride down to Horton-
After our cafe stop, we followed the lane out of Horton-
By the time I got to my van park at High Bentham there was 43.20 miles on the clock, the average speed of the ride was 7 miles per hour and with 6 hours 11 minutes of riding time.
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