My Bike Trip August '02: A Quick Tour In Pics
North from Leeds...
and into the countryside in no time (this being the Cow and Calf rocks at Ilkley)
then turn left to follow the River Wharfe, first stop Bolton Abbey
and on up the Wharfe
to reach Burnsall village nestling among the (limestone) fells
then to the old market town of Grassington
past the tiny villages of Conistone and Kilnsey
and on up the Wharfe again to Kettlewell
(the bridge at Kettlewell)
on into Upper Wharfedale...
down wee country lanes...
to Hubberholme, and the 17th century George and Dragon pub (white building in the picture)
then on and up into Langstrothdale
where the Wharfe is now sparkling clear, running over limestone pavements through emerald-green
and then out of the end of Langstrothdale up toward the high Pennines
off road (and hard work..!)
crossing the old Roman road on the ridge... and down the other side to Dentdale
a double reward: 1) Dentdale must be one of the prettiest valleys in England, and
2) it's all DOWNHILL
more limestone pavements, and
more verdant pastures (until finally...)
you get to Sedbergh (buried away among the hills in the distance on the right)
then another 20 miles north and then west for the SURPRISE VIEW of Windermere Lake...
ferry across the lake to Far Sawrey, home of Mrs TiggyWinkle
through country lanes to Elterwater village
and Elterwater Tarn
into the Langdale valley in the heart of the south Lakes
to the end of the valley...
and the Old Dungeon Ghyll Hotel