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17th June 2007: A ride to Castle Bolton in Wensleydale.

- Ride report -

A view of Syke’s House Tearoom and Shop in Askrigg.

A view of Askrigg

A Wensleydale village view.

A view of Castle Bolton

In side the tearoom at Castle Bolton.

Another view of Castle Bolton.

James at start of the bridleway.

A view of the track through Bolton Parks.

Barrie and James crossing the first ford.

Heading along the bridleway towards New Pasture.

View looking over the wall down into Wensleydale.

A view from the bridleway looking down into Wensleydale

The view looking up the bridleway as we head towards the Oxclose Gate.

Looking back along the bridleway.

A stream running across the track.

Another view of Wensleydale.

Near end of the bridleway at Heugh.

Barrie and James crossing the ford.

On next off-road section.

Barrie and James stopping to look at the view.

James at end of the ride in Hawes.

The ride report by James Usherwood  

A nice sunny day was to start our ride over Wensledale. We then went down a peaceful lane that ran down the side of the A684. It was a gradual slope up to Castle Bolton for our only cafe stop of the day.

As we started on the track just half a mile later a cow charged across the bridleway infront of us.

Three miles later we came back on to the road to join another bridleway. It was then through a ford which lead on to the Askrigg road back into Hawes.

A short 25 mile ride but a interesting one.

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