- Devoke Water and Birkby Fell anyone been?
Yes it's there. Starting from Dyke (the way we usually do it) it's a wide farm track, then a walled lane much subject to cattle trod when wet, then a very rutted boggy field where the original BW has been abandoned as it's over a peat layer above a sunken lake so you take a squelchy FP instead. Once across that it's grassy through thick bracken for a km or so, becoming rockier as you near the lake, but with very boggy spots where tributaries flow in along the shore. Just by the little stone house the ground has a strange hollow sound, and then you meet a gravel track to the road.
Posted 8 years ago
SFB, is one of you routes/gpx thingies available?
I don't think so, as I've not been there for yonks! I'd advise against going over Waberthwaite Fell, which is fairly ghastly up and down. There's a nice BW from Muncaster Head, with the additional bonus of riding across a golf course 🙂 [or an interesting FP on the fell above]Posted 8 years ago
I'm looking at a route that goes from Devoke Water to the north of Birkby Fell to Barnscar. There is a bridleway shown on the map, but I just get a feeling in my water that it will be a bit unpleasant over there. Has anyone here been on that track? Does it exist, and if so is it rideable?Posted 8 years ago
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