|We opted for the bridge at Low Dale Park rather than the ford...but be warned the bridge is slippery beyond all!
|The Low Dale Park to Hazelseat bridleway was pretty wet, this is about halfway up. Not much was ridden up to this point!
|Setting off down the bridleway beside Cunsey Beck, mist was still lingering in the low fields.
|After a climb from Far Sawrey we had a great descent to the shore of Windermere.
|The recently renovated bridleway follows the lakeshore almost all the way to Wray Castle (just a short detour required) The Fairfield Horseshoe is the range in the background.
|Wray Castle where we had our cafe stop...It's a laid back kinda place!! :-))
|After leaving our cafe stop we took the road to High Wray before heading generally South past National Trust Basecamp. The has been a lot of clear felling here....never pretty.
|Soon we were out of the trees, here at the start of the downhill section past Wise Een and Moss Eccles Tarns
|The view over Wise Een Tarn to the Langdale Pikes was much better than this photo suggests! Certainly worthy of a pause!
|Unfortunately Ian suffered a pinch flat on the rocky track. A quick tube swap and we were on our way to Near Sawrey then Esthwaite Water before our climb over to Dale Park.