Saturday 25th August 2007 ride along Howgill Fells and down Bowderdale (Page two)
Ride report by Simeon Orme
This was enjoyable ride with the major topic of the day being wind farms and please don’t ask Barrie about them! We started the ride at new cafe the Sedbergh Cafe. Then headed out of Sedbergh along Howgill Lane, then taking track past Lockbank Farm up on to the Howgills, we then had steep climb up to summit of Winder, it was even to steep for Brian he had to get off his bike and walk. We then followed ridge track all way to the summit of The Calf at 674 metres before heading down Bowerdale we stop for some lunch at the head of the valley. After lunch we carry on down Bowerdale and yes you do need mountain bike to ride most of this track or you end up walking most of it has I did! After good hour and bit more we finally made it to tarmac at Bowerdale village. We then followed the lanes around to Newbiggin-on-Lune for cafe stop.
After our cafe stop, we followed the A685 for short distance before following the lanes through Ravenstonedale, then the road over to Adamthwaite before dropping down into Wandale, we then turn on to a bridleway which we followed down to Murthwaite, then followed the A683 back to Sedbergh.
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