Day 7: Bentham to Carlisle
Another 64 mile day. Leaving Bentham, our first village we call at is Kirkby Lonsdale. A little bit early for a second breakfast so we’ll plough on over the west side of the Yorkshire Dales towards Tebay. We climb from 500ft to 1000ft over a miles distance at around 30 mile.
At over 1000ft high and 30 mile in we pass through Shap before a gradual decent down to Penrith for around 15 mile, criss-crossing over and under the M6.
Continuing with a gradual decent, we come through plenty of flat and open roads including the B5305 before turning off towards Carlisle racecourse then into Botchergate, the main hub of the town. A nice Indian restaurant awaits us to help with our calorie intake this evening.