South Lakes Group

Your Local off-road cycle touring club

For cyclists who love off-road leisure cycling in the South Lakes and the Yorkshire Dales

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11th November 2012: A ride to Feizor

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

John’s new saddle bag.

Regrouping stop on Cross Road.

A view of Keasden Beck from Reeby’s Lane.

The view from School Lane of the climb up School Lane.

A fence post at the cattle grid at start of  Black Bank Road.

Stopping to look at the view on Black Bank Road.

A tree at side of Black Bank Road.

Heading along the public byway to Lawkland Green.

A view across the fields, with  Lawkland Hall in the background.

A lunch time view.

A view looking across Austwick Beck.

Well Chris got two wet feet by trying across the ford.

Cake photo one at Elaine’s Tearooms in Feizor.

Cake photo two at Elaine’s Tearoom in Feizor.

Ian’s chips.

Looking back down the Pennine Bridleway on the climb up from Feizor.

The new bridleway along side A65 between Austwick and Clapham.

Ride Report by Simeon Orme

It was good turnout of five members at the start of the ride at Bridge House Farm Tearoom, with new member Mick riding to start of the ride from Kendal.

After chatting and eating in the Tearoom, we followed the road up the Hindburn Valley to Mill Houses where we followed the lanes through the hamlet of Russells and up to Hunter’s Barn where we cross over Long Lane, then headed up Cross Road on to Mewith Lane which we followed next several miles towards Settle.

After climbing up through Keasden and over Dubgarth Hill we then headed along Eldroth Road for next mile or so before we cross over School Bridge and then headed up School Lane, then Black Bank Road before heading along Stackhouse House to Four lanes end where we rejoin Eldroth Road, after short section on the road we then followed the public byway to Lawkland Green Farm which as interest ford on it.

From Lawkland Green Farm we followed the lanes through Lawkland (its worth stopping a few minutes to look at Lawkland Hall from the road) up to A65 which we crossed over and headed along Greystonber Lane into Austwick where we followed the lanes through the village before heading down the Pennine Bridleway to the Flascoe Bridge where we stop for some lunch.

After lunch, most of us use the Flascoe Bridge but Chris try to ride through the ford but ended up with two wet feet.

We then continue along the Pennine Bridleway up to Feizor where we stop for post lunch brew at Elaine’s Tearoom.

After our brewstop, we followed the Pennine Bridleway out of Feizor over to Lower Bark House Farm where we turn off the Pennine Bridleway and followed another bridleway down to the tarmac, then followed the tarmac through Wharf down to Austwick, we then head through the village on national cycle route 68 up to A65 where we followed the new cycle path along side the A65 to the B 6480 which we followed into Clapham where Chris and Ian left us.

From Clapham we the lane down to Clapham Station where we said our goodbyes to Mick who was staying in Clapham Station for the night before heading back to Kendal.

From Clapham Station we climb up Clapham Moor to Dubgarth Hill where we rejoin Mewith Lane which we followed back to Wray.

You can click here to download the GPS route files of the route. You can find more photos of the ride taken by Ian 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.

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Click here to see ride photos of the 18th November ride of the South Lakes Group to Brockholes National Park Visitor Centre or click here to check out other photo galleries on the ‘Where’s the Brew Stop?’ Websites.