Darlington Branch Ignore the Signs

Marc and I had a brilliant day out on the bikes, the weather was fine apart from a very brief drizzle. My sat nav agreed with the route until Marc went off piste and went down a road which said “Do not follow your sat nav” anyway, we got where we wanted to be and explored some new roads. Up at Hartside there is nothing left, just a flat piece of ground, even the wall has gone and the monument for the biker who had died. We stopped for lunch at Kirby Stephen in a very pleasant cafe. Brilliant day as always in this beautiful part of the country.

Phil Baker