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(Above image shows wildflowers at Grinsdale)

Today was characterised by cloud, westerly winds and intermittent light rain Not ideal cycling conditions, but tomorrow is forecast to be worse!

We departed our Carlisle lodgings after breakfast and then navigated out of the city, initially connecting with the River Eden and then west, following the line of Hadrian’s Wall out of Carlisle’s industrial area with initial stop at the village of Grinsdale where we visited the tiny church which has been decommissioned for worship purposes and is now for sale.

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