Apparently, there is a hidden underwater lake that is continually being searched for by cave explorers. The mines are a great stopping point for a play on the stone piles, lunch or just a search for fossils or quartz.
After restarting you head towards the hamlet of Woodall. You follow a well-defined track to a gated stream. It is possible, in the correct conditions, to ride through the stream or alternatively, if you don’t want wet feet, use the bridge. Continue on the track through two gates to a junction of paths which either lead down to the Woodall or uphill towards Askrigg. Take the route uphill for the last time (I promise!). Pass through 2 gates until you reach a rocky track.
This very short section of the route does have some technical elements which maybe a challenge to very young or inexperienced riders. If you have any concerns regarding this short down and up section, please walk.
After this point the track returns to a grassy relatively flat route. After approx a mile this then changes to a walled gravelled track which leads to the road returning to Askrigg.
This a relatively traffic light minor road. However, the road descends steeply and therefore younger children should be closely supervised.
You shortly arrive at your destination of Askrigg. This is the village made famous for its use as the outdoor location for the TV series “All creatures great and small” following the veterinary tales of James Herriot.
It is well worth taking some time to explore, the village offers refreshments opportunities at 3 pubs and a small cafe.
So, did our ladies enjoy their adventure? Below is Sarah's feedback...
Thanks Stage 1 Cycles for letting me trial an electric bike, loved it! Really enjoyed the route, shall be joining you again!
Just one question.... Do you sell padded leggings?! I think so!!!
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