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18th March 2007: A ride around the Settle Loop of the Pennie Bridleway

- Ride report -

A view of the River Ribble from Settle from the B6480

At the morning cafe stop at the Settle Down Cafe.

Getting ready to set off from the Settle Down Cafe.

Pennine Bridleway signpost.

Heading up Stockdale Lane.

A bit further up the bridleway.

The view of the start of the climb out of Stockdale.

The view looking back down the bridleway with the Ribble Valley in the background.

Heading down the bridleway towards Langscar.

A lunchtime view.

Following the Settle Loop around to Gorbeck.

Heading down the Settle Loop towards Cow Close.

The view looking back up the bridleway towards Jubilee Cave.

A view of Catrigg Force.

The party looking at Catrigg Force.

Crossing Stainforth Beck via the stepping stone in Stainforth.

It just started to snow as we got back to cars.

Ride report by Simeon Orme

It was day of sun, snow and wind for our tour around the Settle Loop of  the Pennine Bridleway, after meeting at the National Parks car park in Stainforth , the six of us headed down Ribblesdale via Little Stainforth and Stackhouse  to Settle  where we stop at the Settle Down Cafe for morning coffee and for Nick’s second breakfast.

After our break we climbed out of Settle up Mitchell Lane where we joined Lambert Lane which is the first off-road section of the Settle Loop, which we followed up to High Hill Lane due weather conditions Fred & Pat left us for ride around Airton, Otterburn, Hellifield, Long Preston  and getting back to Stainforth for four o’ clock, the rest of us cointinue up Stockdale Lane to followed the Pennine Bridleway back to Stainforth, we were treated to find views of the Yorkshire Dales and Malham Tarn at their best, the route took pass the Winskill Stones and we did stop to walk down to Catrigg Force (above Stainforth) to see it in full flow! We made it back to Stainforth just before it started to snow .

You can click here to see photos take by Peter Kenner of his day out with the Home Counties Group of RSF on their 18th March ride around the Marlow on the Thames area or you can click here to down load the gps route files for the route or you an check out forthcoming events on the Diary of cycle club Events. Also checkout the What’s New Page to see what’s new on the site and you can also signup for site’s free weekly newsletter.

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