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11th March 2007: A ride into the Forest of Bowland.

- Ride report -

The view looking across the Lune Valley from the cycle path.

The view looking down into the Lune Valley from the white road between Claughton and Farleton.

Heading up Back Lane.

The cake photo at Bridge House Farm Tearoom in Wray

The view looking toward Roeburndale

The start of the public byway to Botton Head.

A view of Botton Bridge


The view from Botton Bridge.

A view of Whitray Beck

Sheep at side of the lane.

Following the lanes towards The Great Stone of Fourstone.

Tree at side of the road.

A view of Crossdale Beck.

The Great Stone of Fourstones

A view of the church in Wray.

Sheep on Fleet Lane.

The view looking down into the Lune Valley.

The view looking across the fields towards Aughton and the Lune Valley.

A view of the plantation at side of Kirkby Lonsdale Road.

A view of the plantation at side of Kirkby Lonsdale Road.

Ride report by Simeon Orme

With the Rough-Stuff Fellowship’s National General Secretary Peter Kenner leading the Lancaster CTC Section ride and with several other members away on holiday our numbers were down from last weeks ride! So after meeting at the Denny Beck Car park, the two of  us started on our tour of  the Lune Valley and the northern part of the Forest of  Bowland by following the cycle track up to Bull Beck where we join the A683 which followed up to Claughton where we turn off to explore a white road, which we followed through Farleton before rejoining the A683 for short distance before turning on to the B6480 which we followed for about a mile before turning on to Back Lane which we followed into Wray Village. We continue through the village, before stopping at the Bridge House Farm Tearoom.

After our break, we climbed out of the Hindburn Valley and followed the lanes passed Lane House, then over White Moss back into the Hindburn Valley. At Botton Mill Bridge we followed Botton Road pasted Lower Thrushgill before taking the track down to Botton Bridge where we stop for some lunch by side of the track.

After lunch we continue along the track to Botton Head where we followed the road up to Lythe Fell Road which we followed for short distance before joining Lythe Lane, then we followed Silly Lane, Craggs Lane and then Ringstones Lane up to Slaidburn Road where we stop have look at the Great Stone of  Fourstone. We then followed Mewith Lane and Long Lane back down into the Hindburn Valley before heading through Mill Houses, Wray and Hornby where we cross over the River Lune via the Loyn Bridge. We continue along the lanes and returning to Halton via Eskrigge and Aughton.

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