Askrigg cycle ride (via Tan Hill Inn)
Happy New Year! Just a quick post after returning from Askrigg yesterday. In the end I decided not to take a bike with me. It was after all our first anniversary, we had the dog and two other couples joining us in the last few days and on reflection I didn't think I would have time. Still, we tried to do the route I had planned, but by car.
Unfortunately, about three miles from Tan Hill, we had to turn round (actually, just slip the car in to neutral and roll back so far down the snow on the hill). Two days later Tan Hill was completely cut off as reported on the BBC news.
This is the clockwise route I had worked out before I set off. I hope to do it later in the year, possibly from Reeth or from a base in Askrigg again.
So, if it's not too off-topic for a cycling blog, here are some wintry photographs I took that give a flavour of this part of the northern Dales.
For an interesting history of the CTC's winged wheel click here.