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26th May 2007: A ride around the Lower Kent Valley.

- Ride report -

In side the Farleton View Tearoom.

The food photo at Farleton View Tearoom.

A view looking across the fields as we headed along the lanes to Hincaster.

The foot bridge across the River Kent near Wilson Place.

The view looking down the River Kent from the foot bridge.

The view looking up the River Kent from the foot bridge.

The lunch time view at Larkrigg Hall Bridge.

A arch way into the church at Natland

A Natland view.

Ferns on the Helm.

Stopping to look at the view from the bridleway across the Helm.

The view looking towards the Helm on bridleway to Stang.

On the public byway across Saint Sunday’s Beck in Halfpenny.

At start of the next bridleway.

Charlie following the bridleway across the fields toward Peasey Beck.

The afternoon cafe stop at Farleton View Tearoom.

A view of the Lancaster Canal near Farleton.

Cows crossing the lane.

Ride report by Simeon Orme

After meeting Charlie at the Denny Beck car park, we headed up the cycle track towards Caton, we soon had to stop repair my front mudguard which had been knock off  by branch getting into the front wheel luckily their was no permanent damage and we were soon on our way, at the Crook O’ Lune, we turn off the cycle track and start the climb out of  the Lune Valley, by following Park Lane through Halton Park up on to the Kirkby Lonsdale Road which followed for few miles before joining the B6254 which we followed for about good mile to Sunny Bank Farm where we followed the lanes down into the Capernwray Valley, at Pheasant Field we followed interesting lane around to Priest Hutton, we soon joined the A6070 which followed through Burton-in-Kendal up to Moss End, where we followed lanes down to Falton View Tea Room at Wath Sutton.

After cafe stop we followed the lanes through villages of Woodlands, Deepthwaite, Woodhouse, Greenside, Hincaster before running out of  tarmac at Wilson Place ( well its is RSF’s ride!) where their is nice foot bridge across the River Kent well stopping to look at! Anyway after looking at the footbridge we followed our bridleway up to Larkrigg Hall Bridge where we stop for some lunch.

After lunch we followed bridleway to Cracalt House, then followed the road into the village of Natland, where we followed the road up to The Helm, after crossing over the A65, we followed our next bridleway from The Helm to the hamlet of  Stang (The section between Hem End and Stang is well worth investigating but you do need a map as there need for few extra signposts in places as we had to backtrack once!). From Stang we followed the lanes around to hamlet of  Halfpenny where we followed public byway down to the ford but lucky for us the nice footbridge across Saint Sunday’s Beck, then followed the track up Brookside Farm, we then followed Low Park Lane around to Birkrigg Park where we join our next bridleway which cross over some beautiful meadows full of wild flowers then over interesting foot bridge over Peasey Beck before joining the tarmac again! We then followed lanes through Gatesbeck and Millness before heading back Falton View Tearoom for tea and cakes!

We then headed back to Halton via Falton, Holme, Holme Mills, Cinderbarrow and Over Kellet. Many thanks to Charlie for your company on the ride.

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