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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27th October 2012: A ride to Kendal Castle

The cake photo at the Refreshment Room on Carnforth Railway Station where the ride started from.

Heading along the bridleway to Yealand Conyers

At the start of the bridleway across Thrang Moss.

The view looking across Thrang Moss from the permitted bridleway across Thrang Moss.

Stopping to look at the view and take photos.

At end of the permitted bridleway.

Heading along Dolly Wood Lane to Hazelslack.

Stopping on Marsh Road to fix Mike’s  puncture.

A lunch time view on the bank of the River Kent near Wilson Place

The view looking down the River Kent towards Wilson Place.

A post lunch brew stop at the Natland Mill Farm Ice Cream Parlour.

The view looking down into Kendal from the Castle.

A view inside Kendal Castle.

Panorama view photo one of Kendal Castle, click photo to see larger photo.

Panorama view  photo two of Kendal Castle, click photo to see larger photo.

Looking north out of the Castle.

Another view looking down into Kendal from the Castle.

Heading towards Crosscrake.

The view of the ford at Stainton.

View of the canal at Tewitfield.

Closer view of the ducks.

Ride Report by Simeon Orme

A better turn of four members from last week’s ride.

Before starting to tell what you miss on the ride, I am going to take bit more your time in giving my congratulates to South Lakes Group members Fred and Pat Lloyd, who have been awarded the Fellowship’s highest award the Merit Shield for second time, they gave up coming out on group rides a few years ago put do come to start of  some group rides see us off and come out on annual Boxing Day Walk, also for past few years they organize the club’s stand at York Cycle Show. Worthy winners of this award.

Once we finish eating and chatting in the Refreshment Room on Carnforth Railway Station, we followed road out of Carnforth towards Millhead before following a quieter lane around to Hagg Wood where we crossed over River Keer and then followed the public byway into Warton.

From Warton, we followed the lane towards the A6 before following the permitted bridleway from Warton Cricket Club and then bridleway into Yealand Conyers where it was back on tarmac again as we headed through  Yealand Redmayne before following the bridleway and then the permitted bridleway across Thrang Moss, then it was back on the tarmac for next mile before heading along Dolly Wood Lane into Hazelslack, then it was more road work as we headed through Storth and Sandside down to the B 5282 which did short section on before heading along Marsh Road where we had to stop for Mike to mend a puncture.

We followed Marsh Road across Milnthorpe Marsh with some fine views of the Lakeland Mountains in the distance up to Heversham where we cross over the A6 and pass two ladies cyclists who we kept passing, we finally gave two journals to look at our post lunch brew stop.

After heading through Heaversham village, then we continue to follow the lanes through Woodhouse before turning off the tarmac again near Greenside Farm to follow the Hincaster Trailway into Hincaster where we rejoin the tarmac again for more road work as we followed the lanes down to Wilson Place where we had lunch on banks of the River Kent.

After lunch we headed along the bridleway from Wilson Place up to Natland where we rejoin the tarmac for bit more road work as the road through Natland and down into out skirts of Kendal for post lunch brew at Natland Mill Farm Ice Cream Parlour.

After our post lunch brew stop, there was short section on the A65 before heading along the cycle track towards Kendal for about mile before following side road up to Kendal Castle.

There was some fine views from the Castle and well worth visiting.

After looking around the Castle, we headed back along Kendal cycle track and then followed back through Natland before following the lanes through Barrow Green, Crosscrake and then down to Stainton to look at the ford.

From Stainton, we continue on the lanes through Stainton Bridge End and Field End up to the B6385 which did short section before following lane through Wath Sutton on to A6070 which we did a short section on before following the lanes through Farleton, Holme, Holme Mills, Hilderstone and Cinderbarrow where we followed the towpath along side the Lancaster Canal down to Tewitfield, then it was back along Kellet Road to Pasterdale where the ride broke up as Mike and myself headed for home, with Geoff and Steve back to there cars in Carnforth.

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

Click here to see photos of the 3rd November ride of the South Lakes Group to Cartmel or click here to check out other photo galleries on the ‘Where’s the Brew Stop?’ Websites.

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