|The Borrowdale Bash, well known in Mountain Biking circles!|
The first climb of the day is on tarmac, part way along the lane to
Watendlath is surprise view.
|Watendlath Tarn had quite a ripple on it today. I took the chance to have|
a breather before the steep and (for me) unrideable bridleway over to
|Just over the col ,and the fells round Borrowdale where looking fantastic.|
|Its a steep and rocky descent down to Rosthwaite. I stopped halfway|
down for my butties, admiring the view. I was surprised how few folk were
about, suits me tho!
|The narrow walled bridleway from Rosthwaite to Stonethwaite is flat but|
rocky. I stopped many times to stand and stare.
|Eagle Crag from near the bridge at Stonethwaite|
|From Seatoller I had a ride up to Seathwite and beyond. I then retraced my|
steps? and rode through Seatoller up Honister. What a killer, I'd forgotton
how steep and prolonged it is.
|I picked up the bridleway whichwould eventually take me to Grange,|
almost 3 miles of downhill.
|The bridleway contours the western slopes of Borrowdale, below|
Dale Head and High Spy. Castle Crag dominates the view.
|Looking back from whence I'd come. Great End really looked plastered in snow.|
|This is a scene which always stops me in my tracks. Skiddaw looking at its best|
This is the final and most technical part of the descent.