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23rd to 25th July 2004 Simeon’s Forty Birthday Camp

23rd to 25th July 2004 Simeon’s Forty Birthday Camp, photos taken by Derek Fouraces
Heading along the bridleway along Claife Heights.
A view of Wise Een Tarn.
Cliff Brown in the lead on the bridleway over to Dale Park
A lunch time view.
Heading along the public byway towards Low Parkamoor
On the public byway to Low Parkamoor
Pat and Cliff on the bridleway heading up to The Park.
Following the bridleway from The Park back into Grizedale Forest.
Fred Lloyd following the bridleway into Grizedale Forest
Heading along the bridleway into Grizedale Forest.
Saturday Ride Report by Simeon Orme
Having not managed to get in at the campsite on the Friday, due to being the first weekend of the school holidays and after Yani & myself had park our cars on a national trust car park on the shores of Lake Windermere. We met the others at the pub at Outgate, where Pat booking table for the evening celebrations which was going to be day late, has I was forty on the Friday. The others being Pat & Fred Lloyd, Cliff Brown and Derek Fourace, had following the bridleway from Low Wray along the shores of Blelham Tarn up to Outgate.

After leaving Outgate we follow the B5286 toward Hawkhead but soon turn off on to Loanthwaite Lane, then followed Scar House Lane which is white road to Colthouse. At Colthouse we follow the road towards Gillbank. At GR 359986 we turn on our next track which we followed up on to Claife Heights, at GR 375987 we turn right on to next track which we followed to GR 377983, we then follow the track down pass Wise Een Tarn and Moss Eccles Tarn to Far Sawrey for Morning Coffee at the Pub.

After coffee we followed the B5285 to Near Sawery the Home of Beatrix Potter, at GR 369957 we turn on to yellow road which we follow down to shores of Esthwaite Water, at GR 362953 we turn on to road running from Hawkhead to Lakeside and follow the road towards Lakeside, but soon turn off at GR 365944 on to our next track which took us out of the Estwaite Valley into the Grizedale. We stop for lunch my side of the track where Pat cut up birthday cake and handed it out to the rest of the party.

After Lunch we rejoin the tarmac at GR 354939 and then follow the road down to Force Mills, where we then follow the road towards Satterthwaite. At GR 337919 we turn on to Moor Lane and follow this track out of Grizedale to GR 308926. At Low Parkamoor Farm house we follow the track along the ridge back into the Forest Park. We were rewarded with some of the best views in the South Lakes along this track of Coniston Water in the valley below and with the Old Man with its head in cloud. At GR 318943 we join one forest cycle tracks which we follow to Forest Commission High Cross Car Park at GR 333987. After crossing over the B5285 we follow the lanes through Knipe Fold to the Drunken Duck Inn, and then follow the lane to Outgate and then the bridleway from Outgate to Low Wray. I and Yani left the others at the campsite to pick up our cars and later met the others at the Pub.
Pat Lloyd on road up Tarn Howes
A slow worm
A view of High Wray Bay
Sunday Ride Report by Simeon Orme
After raining through the night and still raining in the morning, I found Fred & Pat sitting in Derek’s Camper Van with Derek. We decided to stay on the tarmac and ride over to Coniston; we pick a route through the lanes to Coniston via the Drunken Duck Inn, Knipe Fold and Tarn Hows.

After coffee we headed back toward Hawkhead via Atkinson Ground and then followed the B5285 through Near Sawery and Far Sawery to the Ferry House where we stop for lunch in the bus shelter.

As it does in the Lakes after raining all morning, the sun finally got out for the afternoon, we were rewarded with fine views of Windermere and later on after lunch has we were cycling along the white road/ bridleway which run along the shore of Windermere to the Church at Low Wray, Pat spotted a Slow Worm in the middle of the track. After Derek taken its picture, Fred move it to side of the track, we carry on back to the campsite.
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