13th May 2012: A ride to Cam End

The cake photo at the Bridge House Farm Tearoom in Wray where the ride started from.

Early Purple Orchid on Mewith Lane

Heading along Eldroth Road.

Following the Public byway from Eldroth Road to Lawkland Green.

A view of the ford on the public byway.

Norman crossing over Austwick Beck using the Flascoe Bridge.

Spring flowers at side of Hale Lane as follow the Pennine Bridleway into Feizor.

On the climb out of Feizor.

The lunch time view.

Another lunch time view of a tree on the skyline.

Following the Pennine Bridleway down to the Helwith Bridge Road.

The cake photo at the Pen-y-genth Cafe in Horton-in-Ribblesdale for after lunch brew.

Heading up the Pennine Bridleway towards Old Ings.

A roll of wire at side of the Pennine Bridleway as we head towards Ling Gill.

The view looking back towards Ling Gill Bridge.

A map at Cam End showing the Restricted Byway.

The view from Cam End as we head back down into Ribblesdale.

Crossing over Gayle Beck.

The memorial at Ribblehead Viaduct.

Looking back towards Ribblehead Viaduct.

Heading into the wind, as we follow the bridleway towards Broadrake.

Reflections on the bridleway near Bruntscar.

Heading through Chapel-le-dale

The cake photo at Inglesports Cafe in Ingleton, which we need after battling against very strong head wind all way down the valley from Chapel-le-dale to Ingleton.

Wild Garlic at side of cycle track near Bull Beck Bridge.

Ride Report by Simeon Orme

There just me, Norman and John at the start of the ride at the Bridge House Farm Tearooms in Wray, after the pre ride chatting and eating, we followed the road up the Hindburn Valley to Millhouses and then headed along Mewith Lane aided by strong tail wind for the next several miles, in Keasden after climbing up Dubgarth Hill we join Eldroth Road,  after passing through Eldroth we turn on our first track of the day, a public byway to Lawkland Green Farm, there interesting ford on this track which you can try crossing, we use the footbridge at the side of the track. Once you back on the tarmac in Lawkland its worth stopping to spend a few minutes looking at the view of Lawkland Hall from the road. Once pass through Lawkland, we followed the road up to A65 and cross over it before following Graystonber Lane into Austwick. We then head through Austwick to join the Pennine Bridleway and followed it across the Flascoe Bridge which we use to cross Austwick Beck, then headed into Feizor along Hale Lane, we decided it was to early for pre lunch brew at the Tearoom in Feizor. So we continue along the Pennine Bridleway after climbing out of Feizor we stop for some lunch at the side track.

After lunch, we continue along the Pennine Bridleway heading pass Higher Bark House and the Lower Bark House, down to the tarmac, then the road over Swarth Moor and down to Helwith Bridge where we headed up to Horton-in-Ribblesdale for post lunch brew at the Pen-y-ghent Cafe.

After our brewstop we followed the lanes through New Houses up to Old Ing where we rejoin the Pennine Bridleway, we still had strong tail wind behind us which blow us along the bridleway along to Ling Gill Bridge and up to Cam End  At Cam End, we left the Pennine Bridleway and headed down the Roman Road which is public byway to the B6255 where we started to pay for the tail wind that we had for most of the day, as it turn into the head wind as followed the B6255 around to Ribblehead, where we had to fight against wind as we followed the bridleway under Ribblehead Viaduct and around into the shelter of Whernside which gave a bit shelter as follow the bridleway around Ellerbeck Farm and down to Chapel–le-Dale where we face the full force of the wind blowing up the valley at times we down to 5 miles per hour as we fought our way down to Ingleton for refuel stop at Inglesport Cafe.

After our refuelling stop, we then followed the lanes over to Low Bentham and then from Long Lane out of Low Bentham over and down into Hindburn Valley back to Wray.

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