Route 156

Ingleton Circular Ride (43 miles)

Magnificent ride, the second half includes Barbondale, Dentdale, Deepdale and Kingsdale.
Start from Daleswear Outdoors in Ingleton, (do not park at Daleswear, park on road in village).
L before bridge onto Bentham Road towards Barnoldswick.
After nearly 2 miles, turn right towards Burton-in-Lonsdale (rather than following road round to left).
At 3 miles, go str on at X-roads (give way).
After nearly 4 miles, R towards Wennington.
R at T-jn (almost str on) onto B6480 through Wennington, Tatham, Wray.
At 8.7 miles, turn right to Hornby.
Join A683 (str on), cross River Wenning and pass Hornby Castle.
At 9.5 miles, fork left spd Gressingham, cross River Lune and continue to Gressingham.
In Gressingham, fork right and follow road to end.
At 11.4 miles, turn R at t-jn onto B6254 towards Arkholme.
L at X-roads in Arkholme.
Follow road parallel(ish) to railway line, cross over railway line, then first L to Docker.
Continue on this road for approx. 2 miles (care on steep descent into v sharp L bend).
At T-jn (approx. 16 miles), R towards Whittington.
After approx. 2 miles, L on RH bend.
Follow Kirkby Lonsdale signs to A65.
Cross A65 onto cycle path, take road (Mitchelgate) to ‘old town’ for lunch at cafes, bakery, pub, etc.
(Walk to Ruskin View through churchyard behind Sun Inn for view over River Lune towards the Howgills. Ruskin eulogised about it and Turner painted it.)
Take Main Street back to A65, L towards Settle, then L again after 100m over the old bridge.
L to Casterton on A683, then R after Casterton School on Greenber Lane (approx. 22 miles).
Cross over railway line, then L on Bents Lane. Follow this for approx. 2 miles to jn, then R up Barbondale for 4 miles.
Descend (steep in places) to Gawthrop, then R to Dent (water tap at camp site if needed).
Go through Dent (care on the cobble stones, esp if wet).
R on Deepdale Lane spd Ingleton (approx. 31 miles), climb steadily until waterfall on R. This is the bottom of White Shaw Moss, which is a stiff climb with three steep sections and two gates. Re-group here. One rider to go ahead and open the 1st gate which is steep and it’s much easier if you don’t have to stop.
Continue through 2nd gate to the top of the climb. The view down into Deepdale is magnificent, and best viewed from the passing place on the last steep section of the climb before the summit.
Continue down Kingsdale, then at Thornton-in-Lonsdale, follow road to L back to Ingleton