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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22nd December 2013: A ride to Feizor

The cake photo at Inglesport Cafe where the ride started from.

Getting ready to set off outside Inglesport Cafe.

Heading towards Clapham Station.

Reflections on the road in Clapham Station.

A tree in a field as we followed lane from Clapham Station up to Clapham.

Ian using the underpass under the A65, as we head into Clapham.

Heading into Clapham.

Wheel on the wall of the New Inn Hotel in Clapham.

The Market Cross in Clapham

On the climb out of Clapham.

A view looking towards Norber from Thwaite Lane.

Heading along Thwaite Lane towards Auswick.

The view looking towards the Bowland Fells from Thwaite Lane.

Looking back up the bridleway towards Crummack Lane.

A view looking back to bridge across Austwick Beck.

A lunch time view.

Following the bridleway down to Wharfe.

Christmas decoration in Wharfe.

A old building in Wharfe.

A view of the White House in Wharfe.

Heading along the Pennine Bridleway towards Feizor.

The cake photo at Elaine’s Tearoom in Feizor.

Ian’s chips

Reflections outside Elaine’s Tearoom.

Crossing over Austwick via the Flascoe Bridge.

Cottage in Austwick.

Stop to look at the waterfall in Clapham.

Seed heads at side of the Old Road on the climb out of Clapham.

A view looking towards the Bowland Fells from the Old Road.

Following the lane under old railway line.

A tree in a field on the skyline.

Ride Report by Simeon Orme

I decide to park my van in High Bentham and then rode the few miles to Ingleton where I found John and Ian waiting for me inside Inglesport Cafe.

After quick coffee and cake, we headed out of Ingleton, after crossing over the A65, we followed the lanes up to Lowther Hill where we join the B 6480 which we followed for the next mile across Newby Moor before turning off it just after Crook Beck and following the lane down Clapham Station, there was quite bit of surface water in the fields and on the road in places this was due to rain over past few days.

Once we got to Clapham Station which is few miles from Clapham, we followed the lane up towards Clapham, when we got to A65, John and Ian use the underpass to get cross the A65 where just cross over it due me being a minute or two behind them due to me stopping to take a photo which quite normal on a South Lakes Group ride.

Once we cross over the A65, we headed into Clapham where John did extra food shopping in the local store for lunch. We then headed out of Clapham, along Thwaite Lane where there some fine views on both sides of the lane, again John and Ian were a bit further head of me due to me stopping to take photos, I caught them up, as we started the climb up Crummack Lane which we followed for the next mile before heading down the bridleway towards Wharfe, after crossing Austwick Beck via the Clapper Bridge we stop for some lunch at side of the track.

After lunch we followed the bridleway down into Wharfe, then headed through Wharfe which as no tarmac roads. Once we got through this small Yorkshire Dales village we got back on to the tarmac for about half mile, after passing the Yorkshire Dales answer to the White House, we followed the bridleway up to Lower Bark House where we join the Pennine Bridleway which we followed over to Feizor for afternoon brew stop at Elaine’s Tearoom.

After our brewstop we stay on the Pennine Bridleway, a few minutes down the track I had stop to fix a puncture in my back tyre one joys of Winter cycling which we could do with out, once the tube was swap over, I caught up with other two who had come to look for me. We continue along the Pennine Bridleway, crossing back over Austwick Beck via the Flascoe Bridge, we were told by local mountain biker that there quite few videos on You Tube of folk falling of the bridge into the beck while they try to ride across the bridge.

We were soon back on the tarmac again and heading through Austwick where Ian and John decide to head back towards Clapham along Thwaite Lane, I said my goodbyes to them and followed the lane through Austwick down to A65, then headed along the new bridleway along side A65 to the B 6480 which I followed into Clapham. Then headed out of Clapham on the Old Road, after a bit climbing, I followed the lane through Cold Coates and down to Whinney Mire where over the A65 and then followed the lanes back to High Bentham.

You can more photos of the ride taken by Ian Wood at this link.

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