South Lakes Group

Your Local off-road cycle touring club

For cyclists who love off-road leisure cycling in the South Lakes and the Yorkshire Dales

Part of the ‘Where’s the Brew stop? The off-road cycle touring website’ The site about off-road cycle touring routes, cyclist’s cafes, local group events, the South Lakes Group and good photos


4th August 2012: A ride to Kirkby Stephen

The food photo at the Tearoom at the Old School in Tebay.

A farm building near Rayne Bridge.

Field Scabious at the side of the road.

Rose-bay Willowherb at the side of the road.

Common spotted Orchid at the side of  the road.

Common Spotted Orchid at the side of the road.

At the start of the bridleway in Newbiggin-on-Lune.

A view of the Tower House in Brownber.

A view of Scandal Beck from Smardale Bridge.

Looking back over Smardale Bridge.

The view looking down Smardale.

The lunch time view on Smardale Fell.

A view of Giant Bellflower on the public byway from Waitby down Waitby Crossing.

Looking back up the public byway towards Waitby.

Heading along bridleway from Sandwath Bridge to Sandwathsike Bridge.

A notice in Kirkby Stephen.

A view of the church in Kirkby Stephen.

After lunch brew at the Pink Geranium Cafe in Kirkby Stephen.

A view of the outside of the cafe.

A view of the River Eden from Low Mill Bridge in Kirkby Stephen.

Crossing over Ladthwaite Beck as we followed the bridleway up the Eden Valley towards Nateby.

A bit further along the track, looking back towards Kirkby Stephen.

Looking back after crossing the ford.

A map of cycle path between Hartley and Stenkrith Bridge near Kirkby Stephen using the old railway line.

At start of the bridleway from Nateby to Wharton Hall.

Three horses near Wharton Hall.

Looking back, on the bridleway from Wharton Hall to Bullgill.

Heading along the bridleway from Moor End to Tommy Road.

The cycle path between Ravenstonedale and Newbiggin-on-Lune.

The cake photo at Lune Spring Garden Centre in Newbiggin-on-Lune.

A view looking across the Lune Valley towards Weasdale in the background.

A interest view of Barn near Rigg End, as we followed a thunder storm  down the Lune Valley to Tebay.

A tree in field near Rigg End.

Looking back along the lane towards Row End as we were sheltering from the rain.

Ian putting on waterproofs before we ride the last mile to Tebay.

Back at the van in Tebay.

You check out Ian’s photos of the ride at this link.

You can click here to download the GPS route files of the route. To find out where we going next checkout forthcoming events page and don’t forget to post comment on our forum. Also checkout the What’s New Page to see what’s new on the site and you can also signup for site’s free weekly newsletter. You may find more photos taken on this ride by other members posted up on the South Lakes Flickr Group.

Click here to see the ride photos of the 12th August ride of the South Lakes Group to Crosthwaite or click here to check out other Rough-Stuff Fellowship photo galleries on the web


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