17th June 2012: A ride to Semer Water in Raydale.

The food photo at the Pen-y-ghent Cafe in Horton-in-Ribblesdale where the ride started from.

Climbing out of Ribblesdale on the Pennine Way.

Regrouping stop a bit further along the track.

Crossing one of the fords on the bridleway as we head towards Langstrothdale.

Yes we all made it across the ford with dry feet.

The two Nicks looking at the last ford we cross on Low Birkwith Moor.

Birdseye Primrose at side of the track.

Another photo of Birdseye Primrose

Stopping to look at the view, as we head through the woods.

Following the bridleway down to High Greenfield Farm.

One of several regrouping at gate to open it and then close it!

Heading through the farm at Beckermonds.

The view heading down Langstrothdale from Deepdale Bridge.

The view looking back up Langstrothdale from Deepdale Bridge

At the start of the public byway over Stake Moss.

A lunch time view.

Another lunch time view.

Near the end of the climbing up Gilbert Lane as we follow the bridleway over Stake Moss.

Looking back along the track at gate stop.

Looking ahead along the track at a gate stop.

Stopping to look at the view before we started to drop down into Raydale.

John’s first puncture on his new bike.

At the afternoon cafe stop at the Tasting Room at Raydale Preserves at Stalking Busk.

The menu.

Sitting outside the Tasting Room.

A view of Semer Water from Semer Water Bridge.

The start of Cam High Road.

Looking back down the track.

The view looking up the track.

The view looking back down the track, near the top of the climb up High Cam Road.

Flowers at the side of the track.

The view looking down into Raydale from the High Cam Road.

Near end of the track, as we head down to tarmac.

Still on the Cam High Road, heading toward Cam End.

A bit furher along High Cam Road, at junction where the Pennine Way heads down to Hawes on West Cam Road.

Heading down to Cam End,

The view looking down to Cam Houses and Oughtershaw Valley.

At Cam End.

At Ling Gill Bridge.

The stream disappearing into Calf  Hole, the water emerges from Brow Gill Cave about 1/2 mile downstream.

Close up of Calf hole.

Back on the tarmac at High Birkwith.

At end of the ride, a view of the bridge over River Ribble at Horton-in-Ribblesdale.

Ride Report by Simeon Orme

After meeting at the Pen-y-ghent Cafe in Horton-in-Ribbledale, after our usual chatting and eating, plus a few comments about John’s new land rover which he bought that week, we head out of Horton-in-Ribblesdale on a bridleway which we followed over Birkwith Moor crossing a few interesting fords on the way before heading into the woods at top end of the Greenfield Valley, in the woods there plenty of Birds-eye primrose at side of the track.

After following the bridleway through the woods we rejoin the tarmac at High Greenfield Farm, then it was fast ride down the valley, regrouping a few times to open and close gates but we soon heading through Beckermounds, after very small climb up on to only road down Langstrothdale, there very need to do any peddling until a bit of climb up to Raisgill which was mile or so down the dale.

From Raisgill we continue down the road to Hubberholme where there were road close signs for the road to Buckden, So we followed the road diversion signs and once we got on to the B6160 we had look at the map and decide we were better continue up the B6160 as we already done most of the climbing, so we followed the ‘B’ road through Cray and after a bit more climbing turn off the tarmac at Cow Pasture at summit of the pass between Wharfedale and Bishopdale on to start of track over Stake Moss where we stop for some lunch in shelter of wall from the strong tail wind blowing up from Wharfedale.

After lunch, there was a bit more climbing to do before we got to summit of Stake Moss, then it was quite a easy track to ride down into Raydale, we had to stop part way along the track for John to mend a puncture before continue along the public byway down into Raydale, the shortcut off the main track down to Stalling Busk where we stop for a brew at the Tasting Room at Raydale Preserves.

After our brew, we followed the tarmac down Raydale and pass Semer Water before heading through Countersett to join the High Cam Road at Bainbridge Low Pasture, there was quite a lot of climbing to do with some good views of Wensleydale as we follow this old Roman Road to the summit Whether Fell and then down to Fleet Moss Road.

After short section on the Fleet Moss Road, we continue along the High Cam Road, heading  towards Cam Houses, the tarmac road runs out just above Cam Houses, we continue along the High Cam Road to Cam End which now a track and part of the Pennine Bridleway.

At Cam End, we followed the Pennine Bridleway down to Ling Gill and then around to Old Ing and then down to High Birkwith where we join the tarmac again which follow down the valley to Horton-in-Ribblesdale getting back to cars for 6.30pm.

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