South Lakes Group

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10th November 2013: A ride to Yordas Cave in Kingsdale

The cake photo at the Bridge House Farm Tearoom where the ride started from.

Looking back down the Hindburn Valley from Mill Houses.

Close up of the sheep in the field at Mill Houses.

The view looking across the fields towards School Hill from the lane near East View.

Heading down the lane to Wennington

Farm buildlings at Moss House.

Looking back down road towards Moss House.

The view from the public byway to Old Wennington.

Morning sunlight on the lane ahead.

Puncture stop number one, two punctures in two bikes.

A view of Ivy on a wall.

Puncture stop number two about half mile up the road.

The church in Burton-in-Lonsdale.

A view of Toby’s Arch above Westhouse.

A lunch time view from the top of Westgate Lane.

The lunch time view.

Inside Yordas Cave.

A view of Scot Pine in Yordas Wood

A view of entry to Yordas Cave

A view looking down Kingsdale.

A view from foot bridge by the ford across the River Twiss looking up Kingsdale.

A view from the footbridge by ford across the River Twiss looking down Kingsdale.

The cake photo at Inglesport Cafe.

Sun setting above Low Bentham.

A view of the River Lune near Bull Beck Bridge on the ride home,

Ride report by Simeon Orme

It was first cold morning of Autumn, my  next door neighbour Steve said that I should be careful as the side roads were a bit slippery around Halton, so I made out of Halton very carefully, it was a bit cold on the legs before warm up, as rode up the Lune Valley to the start of the ride at the Bridge House Farm Tearooms in Wray, there only Jeremy waiting for me in Tearoom.

Once we put the world to right over brew and piece of cake, we headed up the Hindburn Valley to Mill Houses where we stop a few minutes to look at the view back down the valley before following the lanes through the hamet of Russells and around pass Jackson’s Pasture, then down to Wennington, where we did a small section on B6480 through Wennington. Once we rode through this historical village, we were back on quite lanes as we rode passed Moss House and stop a few minutes to look at the old farm building around Moss House from the road side, then we continue on along the lane for another half mile before turning off it to follow the public byway to Old Wennington, there were some good views of Ingleborough in the distance from this track. It was quite interest ridding along the track due to flooded sections but we were soon back on tarmac again and heading through Old Wennington which is on the border between Lancashire and North Yorkshire. Once we cross over the county border, I noticed that my back tyre had started to go down so we stop to fix puncture, after few minutes of watching me fix my puncture, Jeremy decide to check his types on his bike and yes he found that his front tyre had gone down, once the punctures had been fix, we were on our way but not for long as found that I had run over small branch and once I pull it out of my front tyre, I had another puncture so once this was fixed we followed the lanes down to Burton-in-Lonsdale where we crossed over the River Greta via the bridge before climbing into the village which can be a testing climb for some. From Burton-in-Lonsdale, we were soon back on quite lanes again as we followed them up to Westhouse where we join the A65 for very short section before turning off it to head through Far Westhouse and Gatehouse. After about half mile we turn on to Westgate Lane for the big climb of the day, we stop near the top of the climb to look at Toby’s Arch before carrying on to the top of climb where we stop for lunch, there some fine views looking all way to the coast.

After lunch, there was bit more climbing to do before drop down into Kingsdale, there plenty of potholers about as we rode up the dale to visit Yordas Cave at top end of Kingsdale which you can walk some distance into. After visiting the cave, we retrace our route back down Kingsdale before following the public byway over to Twissleton Hall then Oddie’s Lane down into Ingleton for afternoon brew stop at Inglesport cafe.

After our afternoon brew, we cross over the A65 and followed Bentham Road out of Ingleton to Fourlands Hill where we followed the lanes around to Low Bentham. We headed out of Low Bentham on Eskew Lane which we followed back over into Hindburn Valley, it was getting dark once we got to Wray where I said my goodbyes to Jeremy and switch on the lights on my bike for ride home to Halton.

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