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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

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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!

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MTB – Snaizeholme and Widdle Loop

Toughish ride from Hawes taking in some long climbs and 2 great descents.

Approx 17 miles
2 long desents and 2 hard climbs.

Loop starting in Hawes, taking the Ingleton Road and almost immediately taking to the Bridleways, up alongside Snaizeholme to Cam.

Then a great hardpack descent to Newby Head. From here a short way towards Dent then taking the Bridleway up the Fell side towards the Dent/Garsdale/Widdle crossroads.

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MTB – Past Snaizeholme towards Ribblehead

Video of a XC loop route from Hawes, past Snaizeholme and Cam towards Ribblehead.

Distance: Approx 20 miles
Time: Approx 2.5 hours
Starts with a long climb on sometimes rocky track, may need some bike carrying. Followed by a fantastic descent on a resurfaced Bridleway.

10 minute video of most of the route.

Loop takes you from Hawes along the B6255 taking the bridleway at the top of the hill, where the road bends after about half a mile. What Continue reading

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MTB – Hawes – Newby Head Loop

Route Distance: Approx 18 miles
Rating: Medium with Long Climbs and 2 long descentsGPX-50(1)
Time: 2.15 Hours

This Route is an 18 mile loop from Hawes that starts on the Road to Burtersett and climbs up to the Roman Road Bridleway. Turning right on to the Bridleway there is a long climb of about 2 miles to the top of the fell. Then at the top theres a gentle descent to the Cam Road or Beggermans, the route follows the Continue reading

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