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Photos from my Dales ride 24 April 2010
« on: April 24, 2010, 10:13:41 pm »
I went for a ride up the Dales today.  102 miles with 2825 metres of climbing.  It was a lovely ride and I took some photos, something I don't usually do, but I thought the weather today would make it worthwhile.  Here they are, as follows:

A view of Lindley Wood reservoir and the mast on top of Norwood Edge


After climbing Norwood Edge, you get views of Menwith Hill listening station


I rode on through Blubberhouses and Greenhow, and then headed for Grassington, seen in the distance in this photo:


From Grassington I turned up Wharfedale, passing Conistone Bridge and Kilnsey Crag


Then through Arncliffe and up Littondale, seen here:


A view looking back down Littondale from just beyond Halton Gill


A view looking back at Halton Gill as I climbed away from it


First view of Penyghent on the Halton Gill to Stainforth road:


Penyghent from Dale Head


Before reaching Stainforth, I turned left for Malham, eventually getting a glimpse of Malham tarn:


I then descended into Malham, passing close to the Cove:


And here's a view looking down into Malham


Stopped for a breather in Malham and took a photo of  my bike:


Carried on to Airton and then turned left for Hetton and Cracoe.  Beyond Cracoe I turned off right towards Thorpe and Burnsall, and here's a view looking towards Grassington in the distance:


Round here you certainly know you're in limestone country:


Rode on through Burnsall and Appletreewick to Bolton Abbey, where I crossed the River Wharfe:


Turned off the A59 to Beamsley, and then up the Langbar climb, pictured here:


A great day out, and one that made me feel very lucky that all this lovely scenery is within 50 miles of where I live.

Rhys W

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Re: Photos from my Dales ride 24 April 2010
« Reply #1 on: April 24, 2010, 11:57:50 pm »
I've just come from the Dr Who thread and read this as "my Daleks ride"
 ::-)  ;D  :facepalm:

Re: Photos from my Dales ride 24 April 2010
« Reply #2 on: April 25, 2010, 10:01:38 am »
Nice pictures andrew nothing that I haven't seen before of course. I came across a stunning view yesterday, made me exclaim out loud ! I rode the Long Causeway from Denholme to Oxenhope for the first time and just before the descent to Oxenhope  was a superb of the town in the valley. I wish I'd had had my camera, but I can always go back there.

rdaviesb

Re: Photos from my Dales ride 24 April 2010
« Reply #3 on: April 25, 2010, 09:27:28 pm »
Looks like a great day out. Many wonderful and some familiar vistas.

Re: Photos from my Dales ride 24 April 2010
« Reply #4 on: April 26, 2010, 07:35:51 am »
Looks fabulous

Similar route to the White Rose Classic


Gives me a great idea for a ride next weekend :thumbsup:

Re: Photos from my Dales ride 24 April 2010
« Reply #5 on: April 26, 2010, 08:32:01 am »
Looks fabulous

Similar route to the White Rose Classic

Thanks.  Yes, it pretty well was the White Rose Classic/Challenge "midi" route, exept that I started from home in Leeds, and I took the main road from Blubberhouses to Greenhow, rather than the West End diversion.  It is an excellent route, and it was a great day for it last Saturday too.

Steve GT

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Re: Photos from my Dales ride 24 April 2010
« Reply #6 on: April 26, 2010, 09:40:06 am »
Great photos Andrew. Saturday was a great day to be out on the bike!