My Bike Trip August '02: A Quick Tour In Pics


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North from Leeds...

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and into the countryside in no time (this being the Cow and Calf rocks at Ilkley)

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then turn left to follow the River Wharfe, first stop Bolton Abbey

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on

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and on up the Wharfe

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to reach Burnsall village nestling among the (limestone) fells

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then to the old market town of Grassington

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past the tiny villages of Conistone and Kilnsey

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and on up the Wharfe again to Kettlewell

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(the bridge at Kettlewell)

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on into Upper Wharfedale...

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down wee country lanes...

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to Hubberholme, and the 17th century George and Dragon pub (white building in the picture)

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then on and up into Langstrothdale

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where the Wharfe is now sparkling clear, running over limestone pavements through emerald-green sheep meadows

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SO beautiful...

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and then out of the end of Langstrothdale up toward the high Pennines

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off road (and hard work..!)

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crossing the old Roman road on the ridge... and down the other side to Dentdale

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a double reward: 1) Dentdale must be one of the prettiest valleys in England, and 2) it's all DOWNHILL

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yippee

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more limestone pavements, and

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more verdant pastures (until finally...)

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you get to Sedbergh (buried away among the hills in the distance on the right)

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then another 20 miles north and then west for the SURPRISE VIEW of Windermere Lake...

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ferry across the lake to Far Sawrey, home of Mrs TiggyWinkle

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through country lanes to Elterwater village

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and Elterwater Tarn

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into the Langdale valley in the heart of the south Lakes

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to the end of the valley...

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and the Old Dungeon Ghyll Hotel

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mega!