11th March 2012: A ride to Lambrigg Fell
The food photo at the Refreshment Room on Carnforth Railway Station.
Heading along the permitted bridleway from Warton to Yealand Conyers.
Fern on the canal bridge at Farleton
The cake photo at Farleton View Tearoom.
On the climb up to Borrans
The church at New Hutton.
The Greyhound at the church in New Hutton.
At start of the bridleway over Lambrigg Fell.
The view from the bridleway looking towards Whinfell
A tree at side of the track.
A bit further along the track.
A lunch time view.
Looking back along the bridleway.
At end of the bridleway.
A view of woodland renewal from the Old Scotch Road.
Regrouping on the Old Scotch Road,
The cake photo at The Cariad Coffee House in Kirkby Lonsdale.
On the climb out of Newton.
There was only three of us out on this week ride, Don Dalton, myself and Alistair, after we finish our eating and drinking in the Refreshment Room on Carnforth Railway Station, we head out of Carnforth, crossing over River Keer by cycle / foot bridge to follow the public byway into Warton. From Warton there bit of road work down to Warton Cricket Club to start of permitted bridleway over to Yealand Conyers where we had to stop for me mend puncture.
We were soon on our way again followong the bridleways into Yealand Conyers. From Yealand Conyers it was more road again following the road around to Yealand Redmayne then Nineteen Acre Lane down to the A6 which we cross over to followed the lanes from Cinderbarrow through to Holme. Then from Holme the back lanes over Chapel Hill to Farleton and then heading to Farleton View Tearoom for pre lunch brew. It was busy but soon on our way again following the lanes through Millness where we join the A65 for short section before following the lanes from Crooklands up through Gatebeck to Holmescales where we followed Popplemire Lane into Middleshaw. From Middleshaw there was about mile on the B6254 before turning off it at Saint Sunday Bridge to followed the lanes up through Borrans to New Hutton where we stop to look at Greyhounds on the gateposts.
From New Hutton, it was more climbing up to A684 which we cross over and followed Kinn Road around to Haygarth where headed up the bridleway up on to Lambrigg Fell, there was good views of Lakeland Mountains as we climb up the bridleway, once we done alot of the climbing we drop a bit to have lunch by a stream at side of track with some good views looking down to Morecambe Bay in the distance.
After lunch we continue along track and soon join the A684 again which followed towards Sedbergh for about mile before heading along the Old Scotch Road to Kirkby Lonsdale where we stop for afternoon brew at the Cariad Coffee House.
From Kirkby Lonsdale it was few miles back on the B6254 through Whittington to Newton where we followed the lanes pass Docker Park Farm which now reopen and reports here from members about the cafe there that its gone up market in price. After climbing out of the Lune Valley we were soon heading down Keer Holme Lane to Pheasant Field where Alistair left us to head for home.
Myself and continue on through Capernwray and followed the Capernwray Road up to Over Kellet where I said my goodbyes to Don has he had ride back to Carnforth to pick up his car.
For those of you who interest in these things the average speed of ride 9.5 mile per hour and 5 hours and 22 minutes of riding time.
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