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Sunday 12th August: A ride to Dentdale.

Sunday 12th August: A ride to Dentdale.
Looking back on the climb out of the Keer Valley.
The food photo at Docker Park Farm
The view looking down into the Lune Valley.
The view looking towards Ringmaden Bridge.
The view from bridleway looking towards the Howgill Fells
Heading up the bridleway towards Holme Fell.
Lunch time view.
Lunch time view.
The view looking up the Dentdale towards Gawthrop.
The view of the bridge at Gawthrop
The view looking back on the climb out of Dentdale.
The view looking down into Barbondale
Heading down Barbondale
Barrie, Fred and Pat heading down Barbondale
James leading ride around Barbon Low Fell.
The cake photo at the Tearoom at Kirkby Lonsdale Station.
Heading down cycle path towards Caton.
Ride report by Simeon Orme
After meeting Peter at Denny Beck, we headed through Halton and then we followed the lanes through to Over Kellet, before following Capernway Road up to Borron Lane End where we caught Pat & Fred Lloyd up! Then the four of us carry on to the junction of Keer Holme Lane where we met James and Barrie, then the six of us head up Keer Holme Lane to the Tea Room at Docker Park Farm for our morning cafe stop.

After putting the world to right, we followed the lanes through to Newton and then followed the B6254 through Kirkby Lonsdale to Kearstwick. At Kearswick we followed the lanes past Mansergh Hall and then up to Rigmaden. At Ringmaden we cross over the River Lune via Rigmadam Bridge to join the A683 after about half mile we turn on some more lanes before rejoining the A683 at Middleton Hall Bridge, after passing through Middleton Head we turn on to Jordan Lane which we followed for about mile before turn on to only track of the day we followed around Holme Fell before rejoining the tarmac again, after short climb we drop down into Dentdale. We then followed the quite lanes up the valley, stopping for some lunch near the hamlet of Bainses where deer was spotted on the other side of the River.

After lunch we carry on up the valley to Gawthrope, where we climb out of Dentdale  with James riding all way to the top, we then followed the road down Bardondale, we then followed lanes through the hamlet of Belgate before following Wandales lane and Long Level to the Tea Room at Kirkby Lonsdale Station for afternoon tea.

After our cafe stop, James and Barrie left to head for home, the rest of us cross over the A65 and followed lane and footpath to Overtown where we followed Woodman Lane down to Nether Burrow where followed the A683 back down the Lune Valley to Bull Beck Bridge where we followed the Lune Valley Cycle Path back to Denny Beck.

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