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22nd March 2008 ride to Lupton and Kirkby Lonsdale

22nd March 2008 ride to Lupton and Kirkby Lonsdale
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At the Tearoom at Deerslet
A view at the start of  Slape Lane
Riding along Slape Lane.
Another view from Slape Lane looking towards the Lakeland Fells.
At end of Slape Lane looking back towards Burton-in-Kendal
On Bridleway between Newbiggin and Badger Gate.
On the Bridleway between Badger Gate and Thompson Fold.
Lupton Church
Lupton Beck.
On the bridleway between Lupton Hall and Hophouse Lane.
Looking back along the track.
The soup of the day at the Cariad café (The Crossing Point Café) in Kirkby Lonsdale
Horse racing at Whittington in the Lune Valley
Ride report by Simeon Orme
Has only myself and Brian Parkinson was on the ride, so the ride started from Halton we headed out of Halton on Arrow Lane, then we followed Scargill Road and Long Dale Lane to Over Kellet. At Over Kellet we followed Kellet Lane down to Tewitfield where stop to wait to see anyone else would join us for the ride before heading up the A6070 to the Tearoom at Deerslet.

After our cafe stop we rejoin the A6070 and followed it to Burton-in-Kendal before turning on to Slapes Lane which runs through Hutton Roof Crags Nature Reserve which own by Cumbria Wildlife Trust and well worth locking up the bikes, having walk around the reserve which we may do another time. We were soon back on tarmac again so we followed the lanes over to Hutton Roof before following the public byway to Newbiggen Lane then we turn on to Jubliee Lane and then followed the Briddleway over to Badger Gate. Then followed our next track over to Thompson Fold where cross over busy A65 and headed towards Lupton Hall its well worth stopping to look at the Church, about half mile past Lupton Hall we turn on to our next track which follow through to Hoophouse Lane before heading down to Kirkby Lonsdale via Kearswick for late lunch stop at the Cariad Coffee and Tea Room.

After lunch we head back to Halton along the B6254 and Kirkby Lonsdale Road. Passing through Whittington which had horse races on and Arkholme on the way back to Halton.

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