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

Part of the ‘Where’s the Brew stop? The off-road cycle touring website’ The site about off-road cycle touring routes, cyclist’s cafes, local group events, the South Lakes Group and good photos


6th October 2012 : A ride to Garnett Bridge.

The cake photo at Wilf’s Cafe in Staveley.

Looking back on the climb up Hall Lane from Staveley.

Looking back on the climb to first gate on the bridleway.

We had to stop for few minutes to let sheep pass us.

Looking back down the bridleway.

A bit further along the bridleway, as we climb over Staveley Head Fell.

The bridge over Skeggleswater Dike

The view looking towards Skeggles Water from the bridleway.

Nick’s Saddlebag.

Following the bridleway down into Longsleddale.

A bit further down the track.

A bit further down the track as we head towards Hollin Root.

Looking back along the bridleway towards Hollin Root Farm.

A farm building at Wad’s Howe.

A view of the River Sprint.

Lunch time view one.

Lunch time two.

Heading pass Kilnstones

Heading towards Bridge End.

On the the climb up from Bridge End.

Well just had to take photo of Gwen’s Shirt.

Following the bridleway towards Garrnet Bridge.

Following the bridleway into Garnett Bridge.

Nick at Garnett Bridge.

The view looking back down Longsleddale.

Heading up Longsleddale towards the Church.

The view looking back down into Longsleddale towards Sadgill.

4X4 damage on the public byway from Sadgill to Stile End.

Heading down to Stile End.

The view looking up the Kentmere Valley from Stile End.

The view looking down the track from Stile End.

Notice to 4x4 drivers.

The view looking up the Kentmere Valley

Cake photo at Wilf’s Cafe.

Nick’s Soup.

Heading back along Ashes Lane.

Ride Report by Simeon Orme

Another good turnout of six members at start of the ride at Ashes Lane, once we all sorted out, we followed the usual route to Staveley along Ashes Lanes which had quite pools of water on it due to rain the week before then down Crook Road down to Staveley for a morning brew at Wilf’s Cafe.

After waiting for Nick to finish his second breakfast, we out of Staveley up Hall Lane, which changes from a road into track just after Park House, we continue up the the track stopping part way along for the local farmer to get his sheep pass us, then it was more climbing as we followed the bridleway over Staveley Head Fell where the climb started to level off at about 300 metres. There was some good views of Skeggles Water and bit further along the bridleway of Longsleddale, after view photo stops we followed the bridleway down to Hollin Root in Longsleddale.

From Hollin Root Farm we followed the bridleway down Longsleddale passing through Wad’s Howe before stopping for some lunch by side of the track.

After lunch we continue along the bridleway passing through Kilnstones, Docker Nook, Bridge End, and Nether House Farm before coming out at Garnett Bridge.

From Garnett Bridge we followed the tarmac back up Longsleddale up to Sadgill.

From Sadgill we then followed the public byway back over to Stile End and then headed back down the Kentmere Valley to Staveley where we first try going to Wedge Hall Tearoom for a brew which looks like closed for good before going to Wilf’s Cafe.

After our cafe stop, we headed back to car along Crook Road and Ashes Lane.

You can click here to download the GPS route files of the route. You can see more photos of  the ride taken by Gwen and Chris on the forum. 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 the photos of the 14th October ride of the South Lakes Group to Malham Tarn or click here to check out other photo galleries on the ‘Where’s the Brew Stop?’ Websites.


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