27th March 2012: A ride to Horton-in-Ribblesdale

The cake photo at the Bridge House Farm Tearooms where the ride started from.

On the climb up Reebys Lane to Keasden.

A view of Kettles Beck from Water Bridge.

Heading up Wood Lane from Austwick Bridge.

Pre lunch brew at Elaine’s Tearooms in Feizor.

The view looking back into Feizor as we head up the Pennine Bridleway.

A lunch time view.

Heading out of Horton-in-Ribblesdale.

A view of the tarn.

Following the Pennine Bridleway to the B 6479

Crossing the River Ribble.

A view of the pennine bridleway bridge across the River Ribble.

Heading up to the B 6479

Looking back down into Ribblesdale as we followed the Pennine Bridleway towards Clapham.

Heading along the Pennine Bridleway towards Sulber Gate.

The view from Sulber Gate of Thieves Moss.

A bit further along the bridleway.

Heading down into Clapdale.

At the start of Long Lane.

Regrouping in Clapham.

The cake photo at the Reading Room Cafe in Clapham.

Heading up the Old Road out of Clapham.

A view of trees in a field from the Old Road.

On bit of the Lune Valley Cycle Path near Bull Beck Bridge.

Ride Report by Simeon Orme

I caught Ian up on the cycle path at the Crook n’ Lune and rode up with him to start of the ride at Bridge House Farm Tearooms in Wray where Don join us. After enjoying eating our cakes, drinking our coffee and tea, sitting outside the Tearoom in the warm morning sunshine with temperatures more suited to early summer than the last week of March, we headed off up the Hindburn Valley, following the road up to Mill Houses, then following the lanes through the hamlet of Russells up to Long Lane (which far easier way climbing out of Hindburn Valley than staying on the road from Mill Houses to Low Bentham). At Long Lane, we cross over it, to followed Cross Road up to Mewith Lane which stay on for next few miles heading towards Settle, there always fine views from Mewith Lane of the Yorkshire Dales on one side of the road and on other side of the Forest of Bowland. On the map Mewith Lane may change may change its name several times as we followed the lane through Mewith Head and Keasden, then over Dubgarth Hill and to Lane Side Bridge where we turn on to Fummerber Lane which we followed up to A65 which we cross over to follow the lane from Harden Bridge up into Auswick Village. In Austwick Village we followed the road around to Austwick Bridge and then headed up Wood Lane, then join the Pennine Bridleway which we followed into Feizor for pre lunch brew at Elaine’s Tearoom.

After enjoying our tea and coffee sitting outside the tearoom, we headed out of Feizor on the Pennine Bridleway but soon stop for lunch after climbing out of Feizor near Wharfe Wood at side of the track with fine views of Ribblesdale and Pen-y-ghent in the background.

After lunch we continue along the Pennine Bridleway following it back down to the tarmac, then it was more road to Helwith Bridge where we join the B6479 which we followed up to Horton-in-Ribblesdale. In Horton-in-Ribblesdale instead crossing over River Ribble we continue on quieter lane up through New Houses and after good mile of climbing we rejoin the Pennine Bridleway again to follow the new section of Bridleway over the River Ribble which as now new sign posts at both sides of new section bridleway and on the B6479 side of bridleway a National Parks Ranger was just finish putting in signpost.

After crossing over the B6479, we continue on the Pennine Bridleway, following it up to Sulber Gate and down Clap Dale along Long Lane before turning off the Pennine Bridleway, to followed Thwaite Lane down to Clapham for afternoon brew at the Reading Room Cafe.

After our cafe stop, we headed out of Clapham on the Old Road, then lanes through Cold Cotes down to the A65 which we cross over near Whinney Mire Farm. Then we head along Dumb Tom’s Lane, above High Bentham Don left us to head back to his car park in High Bentham, myself and Ian along the lane, following across Bentham Moor and down to Wennington where we join the B6480 which we followed down Wenningdale into the Lune Valley, where we join the A683 which we followed down to Bull Beck Bridge where we got to the quieter cycle path which followed down to Halton where we said our goodbyes.     

By the time I got home there was 55.4 miles on the clock, the average speed of the ride 9 miles per mile and 6 hours and 6 minutes of riding time.

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