South Lakes Group

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For cyclists who love off-road leisure cycling in the South Lakes and the Yorkshire Dales

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2nd November 2013: A ride to Dent.

Trees on the skyline on the ride up to the start of the ride at Kirkby Lonsdale.

The cake photo at The Cariad Coffee House in Kirkby Lonsdale where the ride start from.

A view of sheep in a field above Underley Park.

Heading up the road towards Rigmaden Park.

A view of the River Lune from Rigmaden Bridge.

Stopping to putting on waterproofs on Low Lane.

A view of Holme Open Farm taken from Jordan Lane.

Looking back on the climb up Holme Fell.

Heading up Dentdale towards Rash Bridge.

Autumn colour.

A Scot Pine in a field above Rash Bridge.

Reflections on the road.

A lunch time view in Dent.

On the climb out of Dentdale from Gawthrop.

A view of Oliver Gill.

At the summit of climb out of Dentdale before heading down Barbondale.

Heading down Barbondale.

The cake photo at the cafe at Barbon Stores where we stop for our afternoon brew.

Getting ready to set off from Barbon Stores.

A view looking across the fields towards Tunstall from Newton on the ride home from Kirkby Lonsdale.

Rainbows in the Lune Valley.

Late afternoon sunlight on the skyline.

Heading along the B 6254 towards Arkholme

Late afternoon sunshine on trees in the Lune Valley.

A black & white photo of trees near the Red Well,

Ride Report by Simeon Orne

The weather forecast for the day was not brilliant, it case of one of those day’s where you get four seasons of weather in one day but it interesting to take photos on days like this, as you can some interesting landscape photos and at this time of the year some interest photos of the Autumn colour on the trees.

Anyway getting back to ride, I decide to ride up to start of ride at The Cariad Coffee House in Kirkby Lonsdale,which usually takes just over a hour to ride up the Lune Valley from Halton to Kirkby Lonsdale, there quite a few cyclist’s above cycling down the Lune Valley has I was heading up the valley, once I got to Kirkby Lonsdale, I found Mik and new member Jeremy waiting for me in the Market Square, so we headed into The Carid Coffee House for a brew.


Once we put the world to right, it was time to unlock the bikes and we headed out of Kirkby Lonsdale on the B6254 which followed to Kearstwick, where we followed the lanes up the west side of the Lune Valley up to Rigmaden Park where there is lovely Country House which dominate view as you climb up the road towards its. After passing Rigmaden Park, we followed the lane pass Rigmaden Farm and down to Rigmaden Bridge where we stop to look at the views up the River Lune for a few minutes before carrying on, we soon turning on to Low Lane the only off-road section of the day, the ford across Abbey Beck was in full flood and prove interesting to cross, as it cover several metres of track, once we cross the ford the promise rain arrive so we stop for a few minutes to put waterproofs on before carrying along the track to Abba Farm, then it was short section on the A 683 before following the lanes around to Middleton Hall Bridge where rejoin the A 683 for about a mile before heading along Jordan Lane which we follow it along pass Holme Open Farm and then up over Holme Fell before dropping down into Dentdale where the Autum colour on the trees was out standing as we followed the lane up the dale to Rash Bridge where we followed the minor road up the dale to Gawthrop and then headed into Dent for some lunch.


After lunch, we headed back down the valley to Gawthrop where we climb out Dentdale over into Barbondale which is always interesting ride down the dale as the views are outstanding what ever the weather is like, we decide not to do bridleway down Barbon but to stay on the tarmac and head for Barbon Stores for a brew.


After our brew we follow the lanes into Casterton and then the A 683 down to Devil’s Bridge at Kirkby Lonsdale where I said my goodbyes to Mik and Jeremy, I also put on my back lights at same time for ride home.


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