|The first climb of the day out of Orton, here looking back towards the Shap Fells
|Quick check of the map, straight onfor us into Great Asby Nature Reserve.
|Descending the twisting singletrack through the reserve, greasy with muddy tyres on the limestone.
|From Great Asby we rode by Breaks Hall and Bleatarn.
|Before dropping down to cross the River Eden on the edge of Warcop.
|We had our butties here at the convenient picnic bench, Warcop was very sleepy, hardly anyone about!
|Leaving Warcop we rode the bridleway through Blacksyke (very muddy) and on to Little Ormside.
Then along the lane above to Ormside Mill.
|Where there's a ford! Luckily the water was low!
|Are we lost?...Only joking Ian!
|Another ford, this one at Rutter Force. Handy for washing the mud off our tyres!
|Looking East fro above Gaythorne Hall to the North Pennines.
|The bridleway across Gaythorne Plain is never easy, not steep, not really muddy, just awkward.
But eventually after gaining some height, the limestone outcrops and the views open out. here we look North.