|Our first bridleway started with relatively easy going as we headed over to Coalcleugh fro Dykeheads above Nenthead.
|The good going didn't last though! it was a relief to reach the watershed and some downhill.
|Like many of the properties, Coalcleugh has its own wind turbine. For us arrival here meant we could ride on tarmac for a short while, gaining height above Carrshield Moor.
|The descent from Carrshield Moor was all rideable and good fun
|Back on the tarmac for a short way, as we contoured above the East Allen valley.
|We dropped down to cross the river at a bridge below "Steel"...it had definitely seen better days!
|Lunch was taken at Allendale....
|We contoured round Newshield Moss sun lighting up the Buttercup rich meadows towards Alston
|A last bit of byway above Blagill would bring us almost back to Nentsberry. From here there is a great view of the upper part of the valley to Nenthead.
A good ride.