|It was actually dry as we unloaded the bikes from our cars, this was only temporary!|
|Back on the Pennine Way, having ridden on the road from Clapham over to Helwith Bridge. we then road the long ascent up Long Lane, before a short downhill to Dale Head.|
|A short stretch of tarmac and we took to the byway across the flanks of Fountains Fell and Darnbrook Fell.|
|Its a lovely old track, which contours the fell before descending into Littondale, its been a good year for Buttercups|
|The River Skirfare was in flood, this portion of the river is often bone dry, but not today|
|Our route back was over Arncliffe Cote another old track. big old "gatestoops". There is a good reason why Ian has his trousers round his knees.....|
|Approaching Streetgate. |
Our route back from here led round Malham Tarn then a little tarmac, before dropping into Silverdale and climbing back out to cross over to Long Lane via Moor Head Lane. From here we rode back on the road to Clapham.