Anyone ridden Mastiles Lane in this year's snow?

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  • Premier Icon plumslikerocks
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    I have been planning a shortish loop from Kilnsey up Mastiles to Malham Tarn then over the top and and back round to Arncliffe Cote.

    I was keen to do this route this weekend for sentimental reasons. This was planned well in advance but now it has snowed. I don’t mind a bit of snow riding, so long as it is actually rideable! Has anyone been out and about in the past week or so?

    Premier Icon plumslikerocks
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    bump……anyone ridden South Dales in the past week?

    Cold and crispy, crusty snow good. Compacted snow ice and draggy slush bad!

    Premier Icon martinhutch
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    Haven’t ridden, but walked the moor near Skipton on Wednesday, which is roughly the same height.

    Varied from a few inches to thigh-deep snow depending on aspect and drifting (it’s deeper on west-facing slopes). Snow was fairly powdery without a firm crust at that stage.

    More snow forecast this evening.

    In short, expect hard work.

    B.A.Nana
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    forecast is 2 degrees Saturday and 5 degrees Sunday. Snow around Settle on Wednesday was between a few inches and a foot (or more) depending on elevation and drifting/aspect. Further snow was forecast today, but it hasn’t happened (Skipton), yet (might happen overnight). IMO it will be hard going in a few inches or more of wet slushy thawing snow.

    WillC9999
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    Little thawing of lying snow this week and it’s snowing it’s arse of again tonight – so yeah, expect to be skiiing down. Might be fun 🙂

    Premier Icon plumslikerocks
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    Cheers fellas…will look out of the window from Keighley in the morning and take a punt!

    djglover
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    I rode up Ilkley Moor on the Keighley Road earlier in the week and it was 2-3 foot drifts when I tried to ride across to the summit, can’t imagine any different up there really, less of a thaw up there and more snow falling now….

    Premier Icon Brian Savage
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    Set off from Malam Tarn and turned back after a few hundred metres as the snow had drifted up against the wall. This was the second day of the snow last week.

    B.A.Nana
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    snowing like mad now, same in Keighley I expect.

    Premier Icon plumslikerocks
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    yup…looks like we’ve had 2 – 3″ this evening. Riding from home it is, then….

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