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2020 Photo Galleries
26th January 2020 ride to Cartmel and Backbarrow (Page four)
A hen at side of the lane on the way to Staveley-in-Cartmel
Snowdrops in Staveley-in-Cartmel
Cycle sign in Staveley-in-Cartmel
Red Squirrels sign near Staveley-in-Cartmel
Reflections on the car roof at Chapel House Wood car park.
Ride report by Simeon OrmeThe weather forecast for the day was spot on, so took the risk of putting the bike in the back of the car and heading up the A6 and then A590 to the start of the ride at Chapel House Wood car park, I think, I was only cyclist’s to mad enough to be out in the pouring rains but did spot few other cyclist’s out in the bad weather on my journey up to Chapel House Wood.Has I said the weather forecast was spot on, with it raining to about 1pm before day started to improve, so like any other cyclist’s with wet morning ride, I headed towards cafe, in this case its was Harry’s Cafe Bar at Yew Tree Barn which was quite busy which is usually the case on wet days in the Lake District National Park when folk are looking for places to go to shelter from the bad weather. To get to Harry’s Cafe Bar, I followed the cycle path along side the A590 and then the Old A590 through High Newton to Low Newton.After my brew stop, there was no point in trying to do any of the local tracks due to the ground conditions, so decide to follow the lanes down to Cartmel where took a few photos. Then heading along the lanes through Beck Side and then over to Backbarrow where stop for afternoon brew at Cafe Ambio at the Lakeland Motor Museum.From Backbarrow, I followed the lanes up the Leven Valley to Newby Bridge before heading back to car at Chapel House Wood via Staveley-in-Cartmel.It may have be short ride of only 14 miles but its case of doing some miles on the bike and did stop a lot to play with my cameras.You can click here to see photos of 2nd February ride to Cockersand Abbey or you can click here to download 14 mile route or you checkout the What’s New Page to see what’s new on the site and you can also sign up for site’s free weekly newsletter.