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9th December 2012: A ride to Dandra Garth in Garsdale.
The food photo at the Duo Cafe in Sedbergh where the ride started from.
The view looking up the Main Street in Sedbergh.
Looking at the view at Garsdale Bridge.
Heading up Dowbiggin Lane.
At the start of the public byway to Garsdale Foot.
A bit further up the track at the gate to moor.
Heading along the track towards Garsdale Foot.
At the start of the tarmac at Garsdale Foot.
A spring at side of the lane as we head down into Garsdale.
Ian today’s ride leader heading the lane to Garsdale.
Looking back down the A 684 in Garsdale.
The start of the bridleway at Dandra Garth.
Heading through the woods as we slowly climb out of Garsdale.
Looking back down the bridleway into Garsdale.
Following the bridleway across Black Hill Moss.
A bit further along the track.
Crossing one of the streams running along the moss.
Stopping for lunch.
The lunch time view.
Looking down the track towards Dentdale.
Looking back up the bridleway.
Steve and Alistair at the end of the bridleway in Cowgill.
Heading into the cafe in Dent.
Looking back up the road in Dent.
The sign for the Stone Close Cottage Tearoom.
Cake photo number one in the Stone Close Cottage Tea room.
Cake photo number two at the Stone Close Cottage Tea room.
Reflections on the lane between Shoolbred and Barth Bridge.
Today’s ride started from the Duo Café in Sedbergh. After we had drunk our fill,
five of us rode along Sedbergh main st heading towards Kirkby Stephen. We crossed
over the river Rawthey on the ‘new bridge’ before turning off left onto a track to
Garsdale Bridge over the Clough River. We then briefly re-
This bridleway was followed uphill, Chris riding more of it than most of us. This was followed up through a plantation before emerging onto the open moor. The weather up till now had been dry with cloud over the high tops. The ‘ride’ was in reality a push up a steep rutted very overgrown track. As we crested the top some riding was done over Black Moss which was still frozen in parts. Negotiating the wooden bridges was quite tricky as these were incredibly slippy. The sun even emerged, albeit briefly, at this point. The way down was rideable in parts, although one member of the group spectacularly went over the bars, it was a shame we weren’t quick enough to capture it on camera!
After stopping for lunch we followed the track down into Dentdale, then the South, quieter road into Dent village for tea and cakes at the Stone Close Café. We then followed the track from Church Bridge to Barth Bridge in Dentdale before following the Main road back to the start. The roads and tracks where very quiet, probably due to most folks Christmas shopping.
You can click here to download GPS route files of the route. You can check out Alistair ride report on Al’s World at this link and see Ian’s photos of the ride on the forum at this link. 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.