Monday, October 18, 2010

Short Run to Sedbergh

I went out yesterday with NUKB on a short run to Sedbergh.

I met up with CJ and the rest guys at Clitheroe services at around 10:30am. We headed for Skipton on the A59 and then turned left in Gisburn onto the A682 towards Long Preston. At Long Preston we joined the A65 and followed that into Settle where we stopped for a quick break.

We left Settle and took the B6479 through Horton-in-Ribblesdale towards Ribblehead Viaduct. We turned right at the Viaduct onto the B6255 towards Hawes. This road looks a little different now as the forest on the right of the road near to Dodd Fell has all been cut down. We soon arrived in Hawes but as it was quite busy we decided not to stop for too long.

We left Hawes on the A684 and headed towards Sedbergh. The last time we went on this road, earlier in the year it had suffered very badly from the severe cold and was potholed to death. Thankfully it has been recently resurfaced and now has a lovely smooth surface. We had a good run to Sedbergh and then turned left onto the A683 towards Kirkby Lonsdale. The A683 is a very fast road and allows you to stretch the legs of any bike if you so wish. We soon arrived at Devil’s Bridge and thankfully most of the bikers were starting to leave so we were easily able to get some food from the van.

We left Devils and headed on the A683 towards Caton. As we left Caton Debs and I parted ways with the rest of the group and turned right onto minor roads towards Quernmore. In Quernmore we turned left and headed into the Forest of Bowland. We took the most direct route to Dunsop Bridge via the Trough of Bowland, here we found some rain but it didn’t last too long. From Dunsop Bridge we continued onto Newton where we joined the B6478 and headed through Slaidburn and over Waddington Fell to Clitheroe. I then took my usual route home via the A56/M66.