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