Monday, March 21, 2011

Settle and Devils

I met Ben from NUKB yesterday at Clitheroe Services at around 11:00am. We decided to have a run over to Hawes via Settle. We left Clitheroe on the A59 towards Skipton, but soon turned off and headed on our usual route to Settle via Sawley and Wigglesworth. We didn’t stop in Settle and joined the B6479 and headed towards Ribblehead Viaduct. We turned right at the Viaduct and followed the B6255 to Hawes, where we stopped for lunch.

After lunch we left Hawes and decided to head over to Devils Bridge via Sedbergh. We joined the A684 and headed for Sedbergh, thankfully the harsh Winter hadn’t ruined the road like it had the previous year. We arrived in Sedbergh and then joined the A683 and headed down to Devils Bridge. It was quite busy for this time of year, obviously lots of other bikers were taking advantage of the nice weather.

Ben and I split up at this point, I left on the A65 heading towards Skipton and soon arrived in Ingleton. Just after Ingleton I turned right onto minor roads and headed through Gisburn Forest and past Stocks Reservoir. I then joined the B6478 and headed for Slaidburn. I continued on this road and headed over Waddington Fell and own into Clitheroe. I passed through Clitheroe and then went over Pendle Hill and through Sabden. I then followed the A56/M66 back home, I had forgotten just how good the VFR is.