Above is map of the new permitted bridleway between East and West Roeburndale.
Its not often you come across new permitted bridleway which could be useful improving a cycle ride but the new permitted bridleway between West and East Roeburndale could add extra twist to a ride, if you include it as part of ride over Salter Fell Road. The bridleway is well signposted on both sides of the valley but not that well signposted between Outhwaite Wood and the ford across River Roeburn, I must admit that did not try cross the ford and use the footbridge a little bit further down to cross over the River Roeburn and push my bike along public footpath to re join bridleway on the other side which was case of following signposts for the Lunesdale Walk until you meet up with the bridleway again and then case of following bridleway which well made farm track through Middlewood Study Centre and Backs Bottom Farm up to tarmac on Moor Lane. The bridleway on the east side may get wet in few places after a bit of rain.
The best time of the year to do this bridleway is in spring when the bluebells are in flower in Outhwaite Wood and the Orchards are in flower in the valley bottom or in Autumn to see the Autumn Colour.
On the ride last Sunday, I did ride from West side of Roeburndale to the East side of the valley, you can see photos of the ride at this link.
The view on the 14th April 2013 ride of the South Lakes Group.
The view on 24th March 2013 ride of the South Lakes Group.
Photo taken on the 14th April 2013 ride of the South Lakes Group,
Photo taken on the 24th March 2013 ride of the South Lakes Group.
Photo taken on 29th December 2012 ride of the South Lakes Group.
The above three photos of the same Hawthorn Tree on the pass between Sadgill in Longsleddale and Stile End in the Kentmere Valley on three different South Lakes Group rides.
The view on 18th March 2012 ride of the South Lakes Group around the Northern part of the Pennine Bridleway.
The same section of track on the 6th April ride of the South Lakes Group around the Northern part of Pennine Bridleway.
A Panorama view of the Howgills taken from car park at Tom Croft Hill at the end of South Lakes Group ride around the northern part of the Pennine Bridleway, you can see rest of the ride photos at this link.
The above item found its way into my inbox earlier on this week, I could say a lot about this letter which appear on the Letter Page of the Bentham News but I leave it up to you comment on it on this blog or fire off a e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org before the 15th April to catch the next edition of this esteemed publication which is for May 2013.
Above is a photo of the cake at Farleton View Tearoom where myself and Peter ending up after Sunday South Lakes Group ride after getting fed up of queuing at Wilf’s Cafe in Staveley, it took about 10 minutes of driving time down A591 to get to the tearoom, we walk into the tearoom where there was no queue, place our orders and pay for it and when to find place to sit in the tearoom and few minutes later our orders were brought across to us.
The reason for lack of queue at Farleton View Tearoom is they have better system in place to deal with customers placing orders.
So where are best cafes and tearooms where you get service with smile and no queues.
Above is photo of John on Sunday’s South Lakes Group ride on the climb out of Longsleddale from Sadgill, you can see ride report and more photos of the ride at this link, you can see more photos taken of the ride by Ian Wood at this link.
The South Lakes Group was not only RSF local out about in the snow last weekend, our friends over at the Lancashire Group manage find some snow around Pendle Hill on their Sunday ride, there nice set of photos taken of ride by Geoff Smith at this link, there interesting post about the snow by Georgina Ormrod (who is new Lancashire Group Secretary after the Easter Meet) on Pennine Peddling at this link, and you can see more photos and read the ride report of Lancashire Group ride around Pendle Hill at this link.
Were you out cycling in the snow last weekend, did you take any photos of your ride?
Rocks on the shore at Morecambe.
leaf with snow on it.
Snow in a field above Halton.
Above is three photos I took at work last Friday.