Cycling in Circles

A preoccupation amongst paddlers, I'm not sure if it is possible for peddlers - a circumnavigation that is. Still, a circular route is always more satisfying than a contrived figure of eight or out and back, just as it is on the sea. In no particular order then, a series of images from: a circumnavigation of Blencathra.
The Skiddaw Youth Hostel, lying in splendid isolation behind Lonscale Fell.
Crossing Wiley Gill, a tributary of the River Caldew which runs beside the Cumbria Way.
Heading north on the narrow and in places exposed track, traversing the flank of Lonscale Fell.
A view of St John's in the Vale, from Blease Fell.
Heading out beneath Mungrisdale Common - the landscape in this northern corner of Cumbria, more akin to the rolling pennine moors than the steep sided central fells of The Lakes.
Riding in the shadow of Lonscale Fell, returning to Latrigg having closed the loop around Blencathra - this last section of the track providing a fitting test in technique before an exhilarating run down to Whit Beck and the last yards home.

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