|The initial climb was up a forestry road, before this morass greeted us!|
It was only for 50m or so and hardly surprising considering the deluge we've suffered over the past few months.
|Having left Satterthwaite behind us we climbed Moor Lane. This rises in 3 stages (most of it rideable) to reach Parkamoor.|
|Parkamoor was as wet as ever! Here Nick and Eileen ford one of the shallower "puddles"|
|At Parkamoor Farm we headed North, and with the wind behind us forged on in the mist and murk! (sorry about the blurry pic!)|
|We descended the bridleway through Park Plantation.|
|To arrive at the Grizedale Visitor Centre, and the welcome cafe.|
|We left the visitor centre on the road heading up to Moor Top, before bridleways Southwards brought us back down the Eastern side of the forest. The descent of Breasty Haw bringing us back to Satterthwaite|
|We could have gone back to the cars by road, but instead opted to reverse our first bridleway instead.|
Not that far today, but a good ride in good company.
For those interested in our route the Strava track is here