|Nick and Ian on the first off-road of the day, the climb of Hollow Lane.|
|Lots of hoar frost on the hedgerows this morning.|
|Another bridleway took us across Hampsfell, the signage leaves something to be desired hereabouts., not helped by the dense fog..there was lots of map consultation.|
|After Tea and Crumpets at "The Mallard Tearoom", it was back out into the cold. We rode through Cartmel Racecourse and Southish towards Cark before doubling back to follow bridleways over Howbarrow.|
|The section near Burns Farm was wet! Even with the frost!|
|An excellent track took us through Great Allotment, and after dropping down to Low Brow Edge we rode over Bishops Allotment. The temperature had risen slightly and turned the frozen mud into very clingy mud!|
More importantly the sun had eventually made an appearance...but only for a short time!
We made our way back to Lindale and the cars on the many minor roads, descending by Hollow Lane.
The Strava route is here.