Sunday 11 March 2012

RSF ride to Lambrigg Fell

On the bridleway up Lambrigg Fell
Another start from the Refreshment Rooms at Carnforth today, and the first of 3! cake/coffee stops. We rode through Warton to take the bridleways which shadow the A6, before crossing over to follow minor roads to Holme. I was back within 30metres of home. the ride continued down Old lane passing through the hamlet of Farleton and across to the cafe of Farleton View. It was very busy, but the cakes were exceedingly good! The long but gradual climb which followed took us through Gatebeck, Holmscales, Middleshaw, and eventually to Old Hutton. Here we detoured to look at the church and its very unusual gateposts. Across the Kendal/Sedbergh road towards Docker, before turning to climb first on tarmac then up the steep bridleway onto Lambrigg Fell part way along the track we stopped to eat our butties, not the most sheltered spot but a good view back all the way to Morecambe Bay, the sun glinting on the sea. This was the furthest point of the trip, our return leg was along the "Old Scotch Road," more or less downhill all the way to Kirkby Lonsdale and another cake stop in "The Cariad" tearoom, Butterscotch Tart, devine! It only remained to make our way back to the start, down the Lune valley then over by Docker (another one), to Borwick. Here we split up Simeon and Don heading for Carnforth and I riding home. A great ride in good company with  a cool wind and overcast skies for most of the way.

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