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13th April 2008 ride along the Salter Fell Track and over of Trough of Bowland

13th April 2008 ride along the Salter Fell Track and over the Trough of Bowland
- Route - Ride report -
Waiting for everyone to catch up at the start of the Roeburndale Road.
Dropping down to Bladder Stone Beck and then climb up to Haylot Farm on the Public Road.
River Roeburn
The Bridge across River Roeburn
The coffee stop.
On the Salter Fell Track.
Waiting for the last person catch up.
A view of the track from Alderstone Bank.
Heading along the track.
A view of  Whitendale
Heading along the side of  Hard Hill Top
Looking back.
Heading down into Croasdale
Looking back up Croasdale
A bit further down Croasdale
The cafe stop
The cake photo.
The climb up to the Trough of  Bowland
Looking back down Lotterdale
River Marshaw Wyre
The eat up!
Ride report by Simeon Orme
After meeting at the Denny Beck car park the ten of us headed up the Lune Valley cycle track towards Caton, at Caton we cross over the A683, then followed the ‘B’ road through Caton and up to Brookhouse where we turn on to Littledale Road and then Roeburndale Road (this was quite hard climb in about 2 miles of riding we climb up 300 metres above sea level and we stop few times for everyone to catch up). We turn off Roeburndale Road just before Winder Farm and followed the public road across to Haylot Farm and down into the Roeburndale Valley. Then we climb out of Roeburndale Valley following the road through Middle Salter and High Salter. At High Salter Farm the tarmac runs out and this start of the Salter Fell Track (its mark on map has the Hornby Road) at this point four motor bikers pass us and they were last people we saw until we got to the end of the track.

Has there was no morning cafe stop on the ride we soon stop for a brew and something to eat beside the track then continue on for few more miles before stopping for some lunch at the boundary gate between the Duke Westminster Estate and United Utilities Estate.

After lunch we continue along the track down into Croasdale and rejoining the tarmac just below Low Fell. Then we followed House Lane and then Back Lane to Newton. Then we followed the ‘B’ road to Dunsop Bridge where we stop at the village hall for tea and cakes

After our tea and cakes stop we followed the road over the Trough of Bowland and then headed down the Marshaw Wyre Valley. We then continue along Long Lane and then Strait Lane into Abbeystead. We then followed the ‘B’ road down the Wyredale Valley to Green Bank where we had eat up! Then we followed the lanes over into the Quermore Valley and headed to cars at Deny Beck via Quermore, Caton and the Lune Valley Cycle Track.

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