Sunday 2 March 2014

Rough Stuff Fellowship ride to Barbon

Todays ride started within a couple of miles from home, so I really had to go! The weather forecast was poor but we actually didn't have any rain at all, it was overcast though so the views were nothing to write home about.

Preparing to leave The Hide Away Cafe our meeting point today.
Excellent views from here over to Farleton Knott whilst a coffee is enjoyed

Minor roads and quiet lanes took us over the shoulder of  Scout Hill, to eventually reach the Old Town road. Then across this bridleway to the Old Scotch Road. 

Another bridleway over into the Lune Valley and then this excellent lane through Rigmaden Park.
This is a rare image....Eileen is holding the gate open!! Sorry Eileen!

The track then dropped through Hag Wood, this is a great bridleway. it would seem to be very little used.

Having crossed the River Lune we rode the very wet Low Lane to Abba Farm. It was basically a 150m long ford!

More minor lanes to Barbon, where lunch was eaten at the village hall/picnic area. Some very muddy lanes led us to Kirkby Lonsdale for a cafe stop in the square.
Once across the A65, more lanes brought us to Hutton Roof.
Burton has gone up in the world it would seem!

Once at the highpoint of the lane over Farleton Fell, it was all downhill on the bridleway across Farleton to Holme Park.
This brought me almost home, so I said my goodbyes to the rest of the party.
A great ride in good company!


  1. Looks a lovely day out. Sorry to have missed it (I was resting my legs after Friday's ride tho)

  2. Hi Georgie, it was a good day. Poor Nick and Eileen both had flats when they got home :-( so lucky really, cos changing a tube would have been a seriously muddy job! We all need to rest our legs every now and then!