Appleby-in-Westmorland

Leave Appleby by riding to the top of Boroughgate and following the B6260.  Just before the hamlet of Burrells, turn left and keep on this road before you turn left again and shortly afterwards once more into Bleatarn.  Leave Bleatarn heading north-west and continue into Warcop. Don’t be alarmed if you hear the sound of heavy gunfire: there’s a large army artillery and tank training range on the slopes of the Pennines north of the village.  The village has a church of 12th century origin and a small school.  At the time of going to press, the pub, regrettably, remains shut.  A short backtrack west on the B6259 (turn left off this where signposted or you will end up on the busy A66) will bring you to Sandford, where the Sandford Arms has fared better.