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Pennine Cycleway Northern Loop - Day 2 of 7

Monday 6 June
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Day 2 Thornton in Lonsdale to Dufton

The day dawned cloudy and damp, but with no wet tents to worry about we were packed, loaded and on our way pretty quickly. The climb up Kingsdale starts almost immediately and peaks out at around 1500', so it's a bit of a grind, but the views from the summit back down Kingsdale and ahead down Deepdale were stunning, particularly as the weather had brightened. The descent down into Deepdale is very steep and on a narrow road, so again care is needed.

Almost at The Top

Once we'd descended into Deepdale, it was a relatively short ride into Dent where we stopped for coffee and scones at the Stone Close Tea Room.