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


27th July 2013: A ride to Hampsfell and Simpson Ground

A view of the River Winster looking back towards Castle Head Hill.

Heading along the promenade at Grange-over-Sands

The cake photo at the Promenade Cafe in Grange-over-Sands.

The view looking down into Grange-over-Sands from the public byway to Sprng Bank.

Heading up the bridleway to Hampsfell

A view of the Lakeland Mountains from the top of the Hospice on Hamps Fell.

A notice showing what you can see from the top of the Hospice.

A view of the inside of the Hospice.

After unlocking ours after our walk up to Hospice we carry on along the bridleway over Hampsfell.

A lunch time view.

Heading down the bridleway into the Cartmel Valley.

A view of the wall garden at Longlands.

A view at Longlands.

A view at Hampfield Hall.

At end of the bridleway from Hampfield Hall to Cartmel Lane.

The view of the cakes at Harry’s Cafe Bar at Yew Tree Barn in Low Newton it did sometime to decide what we going to have!

The cake photo at Harry’s Cafe Bar at Yew Tree Barn.

Nick’s Pudding at Harry’s Cafe Bar in Low Newton.

Heading along the public way to Simpson Ground.

A view of the ford across Simpson Ground.

Looking back towards the ford.

Heading through foxfield.

Heading down the bridleway towards Sow How Tarn.

A view of Sow How Tarn, its shame that the fence with barb wire as appear in the past year or so.

A view of Middle Tarn.

A view outside Heights Cottage where stop for a eat up.

Near end of the bridleway as we drop down to Cartmel Fell from Raven’s Barrow.

Honeysuckle at side of the road as we head down the Winster Valley.

Trees in a field with Yewbarrow in the background.

A view looking towards Helton Tarn.

Nick on the last bridleway of the day down to the cars park near the Derby Arms

A view of the wild flowers at end of bridleway in the nature reserve at Latterbarrow.

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Click here to see the ride photos of the 3rd August 2013 ride of the South Lakes Group to High Greenfield or click here to check out other photo galleries on the ‘Where’s the Brew Stop?’ Websites.

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