|Its a stiff climb out of Settle on the bridleway which contours above Langcliffe to join the Gorbeck track
|The junction at the start of the Gorbeck track.
|From the high point a grand view North to Pen-y-Gent
|Further along the track and as we started to descend to Langscar Gate there's a glimpse of Malham Tarn
|After a buttie stop sheltering from the bitter wind near the Weastern end of Mastiles Lane we rode off along the lane again into the wind. It didn't seem to bother these Galloway calfs....not surprising with coats like those!
|Looking east along Mastiles Lane, a big sky day
|Having turned onto Smearbottoms Lane, we climbed up to Weets Top and its stone
|Its a cracking descent across Calton Moor.
|After Cake and Hot Chocolate in Airton, we were on tarmac for a couple of miles as we gained height beside Malham Cove
|Its a real steep drag up from the road to Nappa Cross, where we regrouped ready for the descent down Stockdale
|Stockdale seemed rougher than I remember, nothing to worrying even on a rigid bike, just enough to make things interesting!
|Attermire Scar seen from Stockdale Lane.
|A short section of the Pennine Bridleway and we were back at Settle just time for a brew and chat before we went our separate ways.
A great circuit in good company a Strava track can be found here for those who might want to see just were we went.