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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27th April 2014: A ride along the Corpse Road and around the Lowther Valley, photos by Simeon Orme

Crossing over the River Lowther near Keld

At start of the bridleway from Tailbert to Swindale (On older maps this bridleway will mark as footpath).

A view of Tailbert from the bridleway.

The view looking down into Swindale

Regrouping on the bridleway.

The view looking back up the bridleway.

Ian crossing Swindale Beck, this photo was taken from the footbridge across the beck.

The sign at end of the bridleway.

Farm building at Truss Gap.

The view looking up Swindale.

Primroses at side of the road.

The start of the next bridleway.

Looking back down into Swindale, yes it was a bit push up!

Our leader looking at the map.

The view looking back across Swindale Common.

A view of the Old Corpse Road as we follow it across Mardale Common.

The view looking down into Mardale

A lunch time view.

Heading down into Mardale.

The view a bit further down the track.

Heading down into Mardale.

The signpost at end of the track.

Looking back on the bridleway from Woodfoot to Gillhead.

Looking back at end of the bridleway at Hullockhowe.

Looking back along the road near Rough Hill.

Cake photo at Askham Stores, after this photo taken I headed back to Shap by road and leaving Norman and Ian to do some more tracks

A view of Askham.

A cottage in Askham.

Reflections on the road.

A rock on a wall.

Reflections on River Lowther

Dandelions on Crookwath Bridge

Tree in a field

Telephone box at Knipe.

A view of Low Knipe.

Gorses on Knipe Moor.

The Church at Bampton Grange.

A view of the River Lowther at Bampton Grange.

Spring flowers at side of the road on the way to Rosgill.

A view of  the bridge across the River Lowther at Rosgill.

Marsh Marigold at side of the road in Rosgill.

A tree stump at side of the road in Rosgill.

Old pot on a wall in Rosgill.

A view of a cottage in Rosgill.

A view of barn door in Rosgill.

A view of tree at side of road.

The sun on wall of a house in Shap.

A view of house in Shap.

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