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5th May 2007: A ride to the Winster and Lyth Valleys.

- Ride report -

Eileen and Nick at the morning brew at Farleton View Tearoom.

Heading down the bridleway from Mabbin Hall to the A6.

Heading along the bridleway from Raven’s Lodge to Mill Side.

Regrouping stop in the Winster Valley.

The lunch stop

The view of the tarn

Lunch time view.

Another view of the tarn.

Another view of the tarn.

A view looking down into the Winster Valley from the public byway.

Heading along the public byway towards High House Farm.

The view from the public byway looking towards Lake Windermere.

Nick heading along the bridleway towards the A5070

The view looking down into Winster Valley from the public byway across Undermillbeck Common

Eileen on the bridleway from Thornyfields to Crook Foot.

A bit further along the bridleway.

Ride report by Simeon Orme

After meeting in Milnthorpe the four of us headed up the B6385 to the hamlet of Woodlands where we followed side road down to the hamlet of Wath Sutton where we stop for our morning cafe stop at the Farleton View Tea Room.

After Nick was well fed! We headed back up to Woodlands where we crossed over the B6385 and then followed the lanes through Deepthwaite, Woodhouse, and Greenside to Mabbin Hall where we followed public byway down to the A6 at Levens Hall, we then followed the A6 for short distance before taking the road to High Sampool, we then followed the bridleway to Sampool Bridge, after crossing over the A590 we headed through Sampool Bridge, we then  followed the new cycle path which runs along besides the A590 after about half mile we join a quite lane which use be part of  A590 before the new trunk road was built about 20 years ago! We followed this quite lane for short distance before the lane up to Raven’s Lodge Farm where we followed the bridleway through Buckhouse Wood to Mill Side, there some nice views of  Morecambe Bay all along this track and its well worth doing! In Mill Side we followed the road up to Beck Head and then continue along the bridleway, after about mile we rejoin the tarmac, then followed the lanes through Low Park Wood with the Bluebells in full bloom, we then continue through Pool Bank, then past Cowmire Hall up to Bowland Bridge, where we followed the ‘B’ road up the first part of Strawbank before following the lanes up to Birkett House Allotment, where we followed the public byway towards Winster. We stop for lunch by the tarn near Neds Low Wood, it was so quite you would think you only a few miles away from Bowness-on-Windermere.

After lunch we continue along the public byway which turn into bridleway near High House Farm before crossing over A5074 before following another public byway to Lindeth Lane which we followed for about 500 metres before following another public byway over Undermillbeck Common into the Gilpin Valley, we stay on the tarmac for about half mile before following another public byway to Thornyfields and then bridleway down to Croak Foot before rejoining the road again! We then followed the road another mile towards Crosthwaite before jioning another bridleway which we followed through Starnthwaite Ghyll before rejoining the tarmac again! We then followed the lanes through Crosthwaite, High & Low Gregg Hall and Brigsteer before stopping for eat up near Levens.

We then headed back to Milnthorpe through Levens then via the A6 and then followed the lanes across Milnthorpe Marsh.

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