The start venue for this ride was Bolton Abbey, in Yorkshire beside the River Wharf. Some members managed to avoid the £5-00 charge for the car park by using the lay-by on the road to Addingham about half a mile away, lucky people! All the access areas in this part of Yorkshire had been closed because of the increased fire risk due to the lack of rain in previous months, however this did not affect our route which had been agreed with the estate management beforehand.
Leaving the village by the road under the stone viaduct, our sixteen riders turned immediately left onto the bridleway that runs over Barden Moor and Rylstone Fell to Cracoe. Here we had our lunch stop at Jackson's Farm Shop Cafe.
Suitably rested and refreshed we then took to minor roads and bridleways to the foot of Flasby Fell, crossing this on the bridleway to join the minor road to Embsay, there we went to the station buffet at the steam railway for afternoon tea. Following this we took to the minor road through Halton East to arrive back at Bolton Abbey.
We had lovely weather for the thirty mile ride and all enjoyed the companionship of our fellow members. Thank you all again for a grand day out!
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