134.Day: Bowness on Windermere-Clapham

(Last Updated On: October 3, 2018)

29th of September 2018:

Already at the beginning of the day, we collected many climbs and the screen of our GPS watch showed 20km and already 500m of climbing. From Sedbergh, which lays on the border of the Yorkshire Dales national park, the road went steadily up until we reached Hawes. When we entered the small town, we were shocked, since there were so many motorcyclists, which did their lunch break here as well.

After Hawes, the road went further up and we cycled through open hill country and along dry-stone walls in which countless sheep were grazing. A highlight during the ride in the direction of Ingleton was the Ribblehead Viaduct. The railway bridge dates back to the 19th century, is 402 metres long and made up of 24 arches. Shortly before Clapham, we knocked on the door of a house and asked if we could camp somewhere nearby. The owner told us after a while, that we could pitch the tent in his backyard. The spot included a stunning view on the surrounding region. In addition, we heard that there was a mountain race on the next day called Three Peak Race, which passes by our camping location.

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