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20th July 2014: A ride to Morland

Getting ready to set off in Shap.

Field Scabious at side of the lane as we headed down into Lowther Valley.

Meadow Crane’s-bill at side of the lane as we headed down into the Lowther Valley.

A view looking across the fields in the Lowther Valley.

Common Mallow at side of the road near Helton.

Heading along the bridleway from Helton

Nick is thinking about across the ford.

Looking back at Nick using the bridge to cross the River Lowther.

We were planing on going to cafe at Lowther Castle but we saw this sign in Askham and decide to go here instead.

Cake photo number one at Kitchen Garden Cafe at Askham Hall.

Cake photo number two at the Kitchen Garden Cafe at Askham Hall.

On the climb up pass Lowther Castle.

Nick heading through the ford at Melkinthorpe

Eileen heading through the ford at Melkinthorpe.

Following the bridleway through Melkinthorpe Wood.

I think this is Great Burnet in flower at side of the road on the way to Great Strickland

A view of cottage in Great Strickland

Lunch time view.

Another lunch time view in Great Strickland.

A interesting sign at The Strickland Arms

A view of the church at Morland

A view of the Morland Squirrel

The cake photo at the Mill Yard Cafe at Morland.

A old car in Morland.

A view of the Morland Beck.

Fence pole on the bridleway from Highgate Farm to Keld.

A Cinquefoil at side of the bridleway.

Stopping to look at the view.

Looking back through the woods near end of the bridleway.

Information sign in King’s Meaburn.

The crown at top of road sign near King’s Meaburn.

Heading through Maulds Meaburn

We stop to look at Cyclist’s grave in the church yard at Crosby Ravensworth.

Looking back down the Dalebanks Valley.

Heading along the bridleway towards Oddendale.

Reflections in the farm yard in Oddendale.

Thistle at side of lane.

Stonecrop on a wall with the church at Shap in the background.

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