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The Hill Farmer in the Yorkshire Dales

A quick plug for my dads video production company, after 6 long years this video, The Hill Farmer in the Yorkshire Dales has finally been completed. It follows the farming year of the Fothergill Family in Widdale, through the major events of their hill farm.  Includes lambing, shearing, haymaking, sheep sales etc. A trailer for the production can be seen on youtube (see below) and if you wish to purchase pop over to the website at amfilms. Available Continue reading

MTB – Hawes to Castle Bolton and Crackpot

Took a long ride taking in Upper Wensleydale and a small part of Swaledale today.

Distance: 28 miles
Time: 4.0 Hours
Mainly off road, some tough climbs made up for by a couple of great descents.

Starting from Hawes I took the main road to Bainbridge and then across the valley to Askrigg, through the village and up to Nappa, the turn is signposted Napp Scar and climb the No-Through Road up towards the house at the top, where it Continue reading

MTB – Hawes & past Gaudy Farm Loop

Distance: 14milesGPX-50(1)
Long hardpack climbs, good grassy descents.
Time: about 2hours

Took a ride this morning from Hawes, up the old Roman Road above Burtersett, a long section of wide hardpack bridleway, about 4 miles off-road before joining the main Beggermans Road for a half mile, then took the tarmac singletrack road to Cam Farm through the gate for about 2 miles.  Then bearing right at the Bridleway sign, after the gate, back towards to Snaizholme, this skirts along Continue reading

MTB – some Feb/March ride pics

Just a few more general photos taken whilst out Mountain Biking around Wensleydale and area at the end of February and into March. Quite a mixture of riding, snow and ice, claggy mud, sunshine and mist!

Some taken on my usual short loops above Burtersett and then then sunnier looking ones on a loop from Hawes over to Stalling Busk and round the Stake Road to Carpley Green. One very muddy ride.

 

MTB a February weekend around Hawes

A few photos from 2 Mountain Bike Rides around Hawes in the Yorkshire Dales, taken over this last weekend. As you can see a nice covering of snow.

Saturday above Burtersett.

Sunday up on Stags Fell.

MTB – Hawes and Newby Head Loop in the Snow



Video of a ride I often do from Hawes to up above Burtersett towards Cam Head, up the High road and following the bridleway across the tops and down to Newby Head.

This time taken in the snow that covered the Fell tops overnight. Luckily it was crisp snow, so somehow I mananged to ride most of the loop without getting off or losing traction, quite suprised how good the WTB 2.3 Vigilantes are on my bike, superb grip in Continue reading