Thursday 7 April 2011
BMW to Barnard Castle
Last minute change of plan, and with the sun shining I decided on get the BMW out. I headed over to Dent, then Garsdale, Hardraw, the "Buttertubs" and down Swaledale. The minor road from Low Row led me to Langthwaite, before I rode over the "Stang" to cross the A66. After a browse round Egglestone Abbey and a spot of lunch I traveled up Teesdale turning off to visit the Hury, Balderdale and Selset reservoirs. A point of interest the old Selset reservoir, which was built for water supply, has had a hydro plant installed which will produce 750 kw of electicity. No new blot on the landscape here! My route home was via Brough, Kirby Stephen, Tebay and Kendal. The sun shone almost all day, all the towns and villages still had grand shows of daffs.