High Street Yesterday – pics :-D
A few images from yesterday. We rode straight from home over he full High Street route to the pick up the van at Troutbeck. It isn’t sunset by the way, just the way the sky was out on the coast all day long!! Awesome days riding, made much more fun by the rock hard conditions and cracking company 😛
Posted 9 years ago
The summit cairn is Ill Bell I think…………Gav will tell me if I am wrong!!
Just do it when it has been dry for weeks RudeBoy, it gets reet wet!!
Apart from all of us having a real cold hands moment half way through we were surprisingly ok on the temp front. It was -5 on the top but it was only when the wind caught you you felt the real chill. We didn’t hand around long though when we did stop!!Posted 9 years agosimonralli2Member
That looks like one fantastic ride.
Clarey – I was watching Wainwright Walks on BBC too over Christmas and saw this walk – I knew it would make a great ride. But there seemed to be a few scrambles – can you ride all the way or is there any carrying?
I am deffo going to be doing some ride like this when I am next up at my folks and have a bike there too.Posted 9 years ago
Yes,Clares right the summit cairn is Ill bell.From High street summit we stayed up high but joined the singletrack to the western side of Froswick (125000 map)this avoids a climb and i was hoping to do the same for ill bell as there is a track on the map, but nothing on the ground, so it was a 20 minute hikabike to the top.
From the southern side of ill bell,and over Yoke the path has had major repairs and is exellent all the way to Garburn summit.
It was a much safer decent than the Bridleway,although traditionally the routes best done South to North.
The Garburn climb would make an exellent, and more rideable start to the route,and even better if i can find the path on the side of ill bell!
Posted 9 years ago
Daffy “could it be done as a loop?”
We were talking about that while riding,i think it could be linked up nicley with a decent into Kentmere (from Garburn) followed by Stile end,Gatesgarth pass,and Haweswater following the road to Askham village.
Thinking about it more i would start at the end of Haweswater as i like to get the roadwork over with first thing,and finish on an offroad section.
Or an alternative could be starting at Askham,roadwork to Swindale.Mosedale
cottage,Gatesgarth pass to stile end,garburn picking up the high street route via yoke and ill bell.
Theres always the option via Kirkstone pass and then the lakeshore singletrack,but depending on time of year/day it can be very busy with walkers.Posted 9 years ago
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