NewHolliesTruckStopFor the late August weekend trip to The Craven Heifer in Stainforth near  I decided to break the trip at a truckstop so I could stay off the motorways (mostly) and explore.I was rewarded with some interesting riding through the underrated countryside and interesting small towns of the Welsh Borders and English Midlands.
BlithfieldReservoirEarly morning mist, Blithfield Reservoir  HollingworthLakeHollingworth Lake
IMG 20170901 171227The camping field was an easy walk from the pub with dramatic scenery and a collection of 'modern classic' cars.
IMG 20170901 164933The excellent late summer weather encouraged a relaxed attitude.

IMG 20170901 214619IMG 20170901 214726We hear a tale from an experienced rider that after minimal research when selecting a route he found the Hardnott pass the most challenging surfaced road he had ever ridden.

While some went to see the famous Ribblehead Viaduct or into Settle a lot of us walked up to the Catrigg Force and Stainforth Force.IMG 20170902 114522IMG 20170902 120506IMG 20170902 115523IMG 20170902 141322IMG 20170902 141510