Heres some photos from a couple of recent rides, the first from a 10 mile loop from Hawes to Cotterdale and up through the forestry (Which is currently being cut down) back over Shunner Fell and a great descent down to Hardraw.
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The second a loop from Hawes up the Roman Road above Burtersett then across to Cam Houses and then taking the Bridleway down past Snaizeholme, (Which is also being logged). past the 4x4s stuck on the large stone step and down the very muddy lane.
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Had a bit of a quick MTB session today, set off sunny so shorts and t-shirt a bit of a risk, especially as everyone else I saw was all wrapped up. Still it was sunny. Quick ride up the roman road above Burtersett, past a group of bikers who were a bit more flash and bling than usual. Across Beggermans road and aimed for Cam and then down past the forestry near Snaizeholme and back to Hawes. I say forestry but most it gone now for logs and the whole track is now a rocky mess. It was at this point that I noticed white stuff in the wind, pollen maybe. No, it was snowing in May, on the tops in Yorkshire unbelievable!! and cold. Here are a few of images.
Nice day on sunday for a bit of a ride before the German GrandPrix, so I went up through Burtersett and up the Roman Road a couple of miles of hardpack- up hill!!, to join with the road over the tops to Kettlewell, then took the single track road through the gate to Cam Houses sign posted as 3 miles. Through a couple of gates to where the tracks meet and took the Bridleway to Snaizeholme and then before dropping down by the forestry, took the track signposted to Gaudy Lane 2.5 miles. Now for a change a gentle ride on grass around the ridge, followed by a great section of grassy and sometimes wet and boggy downhill to Gayle.