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11th February 2007: A ride around Silverdale and Arnside.

- Ride report -

The view across Leighton Moss Nature Reserve

Cake photo at Wolf House Gallery Cafe.

Pat Lloyd outside Wolf House Gallery.

Eileen and Nick at the start of bridleway over Arnside Knott.

The view looking down to Arnside Tower.

Peter Kenner and Fred Lloyd.

The view from the bridleway looking through Arnside Knott Wood.

Heading along the bridleway through Arnside Wood.

The view from the summit of the bridleway.

Stopping for lunch in Arnside.

Heading along the bridleway from Hazelslack through Dolly Woood.

A bit further along the bridleway.

Trees that have been harvest at side of the bridleway.

Heading along the white lane from Borwick to Capernwray.

Heading over pack horse bridge across the River Keer in Capernwray.

Stopping to mend a puncture.

The view looking up Capernwray Road.

Fred and Peter fixing the puncture.

At Pat and Fred Lloyd’s in Halton.

Ride report by Simeon Orme

After meeting at the Denny Beck car park, the six of us cross over the River Lune via the Iron Bridge, then headed through Halton up to Four Lane Ends, where we followed Bottomdale Road for short distance before turning on to Ancliffe Lane which we followed into Bolton-le-Sands. In Bolton-le-Sands we followed cycle path along the Lancaster Canal to Crag Bank where we cross over A6 and headed through Crag Bank village. We then followed the shore road around to Hagg Wood where we crossed over the River Keer via the cycle/foot bridge, we then followed part of the Lancashire Cycle Way up into Warton before following main road to Silverdale past Scout Crag and Crag Foot. In Silverdale we stop at the Tea room  at Wolf  House Gallery for our cafe stop.

After the cafe stop we followed the lanes through Silverdale and Elmslack then for about mile we followed the road towards Arnside before turning off to followed the bridleway over Arnside Knott before dropping down into Arnside where we stop for some lunch.

After lunch we followed lanes through Arnside and Black Dyke, after crossing over Arnside Moss, we followed our next bridleway  through Dolly Wood, then followed the road around to Slack Head where impromptu freewheel competition was held which Peter Kenner won.. We then followed lanes over Hale Moss before joining the A6 for short distance before turning on to Moss Lane which we followed over Burton Moss and Hilderstone Moss to Cinderbarrow, we then followed lanes down to the A6070 which followed for short distance before turning on to Borwick Lane which we followed through Priest Hutton  and Borwick. In Borwick we followed the white road to New England where we then turn on to Capernway Road after short stop midway along  the road to mend a puncture, we followed the road into Over Kellet. After cycling through Over Kellet we followed the lanes back to Halton, where we stop at Fred & Pat Lloyd’s for tea and biscuits before heading our separate ways home.

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