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21st  March 2010: A ride to Little and Great Langdale.

Following the cycle track beside the B5285 into Coniston.

The view looking down Yewdale Beck from the B5285

The cake photo at the Coniston Dairy and  Tea Room in Coniston.

Outside the Tearoom in Coniston

Heading along the National Trust’s permitted bridleway up Yewdale.

Looking back down the valley from High Tiberthwaite Farm.

Following the public way from High Tiblerthwaite down into Little Langdale.

A view of Little Langdale Tarn from the public way.

Following the track pass Bridge End to Fell Foot Bridge.

Following the public way from Dale End over into Great Langdale.

The pack lunch.

Following the bridleway through Sawrey’s  Wood down into Great Langdale.

Heading through Hag  Wood in Great Langdale.

The signpost at Oak Howe.

Cake photo at the Brambles Cafe in Chapel Stile.

Following the track through the Tongue intake Plantation

Coniston Water with Peel Island in the background.

Back at the cars at the Rigg Wood car park.

Ride report by Simeon Orme

After meeting Peter and Bill at the Rigg Wood car park on the east side of Coniston Water, we followed the road up the east side of the Lake (For day of two half's one dry and one wet) to Coniston where we stop for a morning brew.

So after putting the world to right, we headed through Coniston village and then followed the road up towards the old copper mines for short distance before joining the National Trust’s Bridleway which we followed up Yewdale before heading up the road to Tilberthwaite. At High Tilberthwaite we followed the public way over into Little Langdale then up Fell Foot Bridge where rejoined the tarmac, as the sky clouding over we decided not to followed road into Great Langdale via Blea Tarn but to followed the road a bit further down Little Langdale valley to Dale End where our join our next track, we soon stop for a picnic lunch beside the track.

After our lunch stop we continue along the public way heading towards Elterwater before following bridleway through Sawrey’s Wood into Great Langdale. We then followed the public way up the valley to Baysbrown and then the bridleway up to Oak Howe. From Oak Howe we continue along the bridleway to the B5343 which we followed down to Chapel Stile where we stop for afternoon brew.

After coming out of the tearoom, Bill found that he had puncture in his back tyre which he mended in the bus shelter as it had started to rain, we were soon on our way again following the B5343 down Great Langdale, then the road through Elterwater before following bridleway through Tongue Intake Plantation, then the public way through Low and High Oxen Fell up to Hodge Close. From Hodge Close we followed the road down into Yewdale, then the bridleway from Low Yewdale over to Boom Crag Farm before following the road back down the east side of Coniston Water back to the cars at Rigg Wood.

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