A view of the public byway to Parkamoor with Coniston Water in the background.
A regrouping stop.
A lunch time view.
A view of the public byway looking towards Parkamoor.
Simeon on the bridleway across High Parkamoor.
Lynne on the bridleway across High Parkamoor.
The regrouping and eat up stop at Newby Bridge.
Ride report by Simeon Orme
After meeting at the race course car park in Cartmel, the thirteen of us started our 32 mile tour of the Crake, Grizedale and Rusland valleys by following the bridleway out of the car park through Lane Park where we join the Cistercian Way for short distance before dropping down to Holker, where we followed the B5277 into Cark for cafe stop at the Tea Room at Southern Lakeland Nurseries and Garden Centre and many thanks to Lynne for paying for the teas and coffees it was birthday today!
After our break, we headed back up the B5277, which we stay on, until turning off it at Low Wood near Haverthwaite to followed cycle route over to Greenodd, where we join the A5092 for short distance before turning off it in Penny Bridge to followed lanes up the Crake Valley to High Nibthwaite. At High Nibthwaite we turn on to public byway which we followed up on to Parkamoor, after good mile on the track we stop for lunch beside the track and was rewarded with some of the best views in the Lakes.
After lunch we continue on along the track over Parkamoor and down through Grizedale Forest where we rejoined the tarmac at Satterthwaite Bridge. We then headed down the Grizedale Valley through Force Mills before turning on to our next track which we followed through to Thwaite Moss. We then explore the lanes down the Rusland Valley before returning to Cartmel via Newby Bridge, Canny Hill and Field Broughton.
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