Wednesday 27th April, 2016  – Six set off for St. Cleer via Pensilva and the delights of the Liskeard and Caradon Railway; Paul nearing Liskeard on his End to End ride and looking for companion riders for the last leg?

Our route and ride stats 19.3 km; (12 miles); 393 m climbed.

Fine dry evening with a chilly wind – we needed that extra layer on our way back from The Stag PH, St. Cleer.  Having just walked the length of the former Liskeard Caradon Railway (closed in 1917) Ann was determined to interrupt this group ride every five minutes to show the various road crossings and crossing keeper huts, etc.  Perhaps the most dramatic example is at Old Treworgey where the hinges of the old crossing gate still have metal bars attached to them and open out into the road.

These interruptions were probably particularly annoying for Neil, in training for the Dartmoor Classic – thank you and sorry, Neil.

The pub stop was cosy and we all appreciated the attention of the landlord’s canine while we talked through the group’s plans for May and June, including a camping trip in June.

Our thoughts are very much with Paul on his End to End ride, who hopes to be in Liskeard en route for Lands End this Friday evening.  Follow his progress on his  facebook page – Longway Home

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