A fantastic day, that included a large detour through the Forest of Bowland, so a huge amount of climb and the most fantastic views but very hard work.
Some of the climbs were so steep that they had some of us walking up
and a beautiful picnic break
then more hills to climb before lunch
By lunch we had ridden what Sam likes to call a Tenzing Norgay; that is climbing to the height of Everest to celebrate we had some Kendall Mint Cake as eaten at the top of Everest. We have a similar amount of climb still to do.
more downs and ups after lunch
Sam, Anne and Andrew stopped at an erratic (a stone brought from a different geological area by glaciers)
On the way down from Bowland we stopped for tea in Bentham, and then on to Kirby Londsdale stopping to see the Devil’s Bridge
and what Ruskin called the best view in England and therefore the world.
which we admired
We also met some of Sam and Anne’s friends there.