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21st January 2007: A ride along the Tow Scar Road

The food photo at Bernie Cafe in Ingleton.

Chatting in the cafe.

On the climb up Oddie’s Lane out of Ingleton.

- Ride report -

The view from Oddie’s lane looking towards Ingleborough.

On the climb up to Scar End.

The view looking back towards Ingleton.

Regrouping stop.

Looking back along the track.

Heading down into Kingsdale.

Crossing over the River Twiss.

The view looking back down into Kingsdale.

At the start of the Tow Scar Road.

Simon and Pat a bit further along the Tow Scar Road.

A bit further along the Tow Scar Road.

Nick riding through a flooded section of the track.

At end of the Tow Scar Road.

Riding through flooded section of lane.

Heading through High Casterton

Afternoon cafe stop at Devil’s Bridge in Kirkby Lonsdale.

Back at the car park in High Bentham.

Ride report by Simeon Orme

The nine of  us including Simon Preston who one of  RSF Directors, set off from High Bentham and we followed Bentham Road to Ingleton where we stop at Bernie Cafe due to Inglesport Cafe being full and many thanks to Brian M. for paying for every ones teas and cakes, it was his birthday today!

After coffee stop, we followed Oddie’s Lane out of Ingleton Village, then followed the lane up to Scar End, then followed the track over to Kingsdale. At end of  the track , we headed down the main Kingsdale road towards Thornton-in-Lonsdale for short distance before turning on to Westgate Lane, then on to our next track the Tow Scar Road, at end of this track we stop for some lunch.

After our lunch stop we headed down Masongill Fell Lane through the village of  Masongill, then followed the lanes to the A65, after crossing the A65 we headed through the hamlet of  Gategreen, then we followed the lanes around to Jogging Bridge where we crossed over the A65 again,  then followed the lanes through the villages of  Ireby, Leck and Cowen Bridge before crossing back over the A65 where we followed the road around to Overtown, where we had to walk with our bikes along a short stretch of  public footpath (about 500 yards)  before getting  on them again! we then follow the road through High Gale to cross back over A65, due to tearoom at Kirkby Lonsdale being closed we headed down Devil’s Bridge via High Casterton for afternoon cafe stop, where Barrie left us to cycle home to Burton-in-Kendel

After we all eaten up and said our goodbyes to Barrie, the rest of  us followed the A683 down to Greta Bridge, where we followed the lanes through Wrayton, Old Wennington and Four Lanes End back to High Bentham.

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