20th August 2017 ride up the Hindburn Valley (Page four)
Hedge Bindweed at side of Spen Brow
A close up of the beetle in the Hedge Bindweed
The cake photo at the Bridge House Farm Tearooms in Wray
Mayweed at side road in Butt Yeats ( I put this in show that I sometime take bad photos).
Rowan berries at side of cycle path near Caton
After doing with out car for few years, I had transfer the ownership of Mother car over into my name for various reasons but it surprise me how much it cost in year to own a car with road tax, motor insurance and the MOT before put any fuel in it, anyway I am going make good use of it in next few years as taxi get me further field on cycling adventures at weekends.
Anyway getting back to the ride report, I was bit late starting the ride this was down to me deciding to write the week before ride report before setting off on the ride.
So once finished writing the ride report, I headed out of Halton up Kirkby Lonsdale Road and after about two miles I turn on to Aughton Road, (If you not local like me its good ideal once you rode through Aughton Village is to slow down and take a few minutes to look at views looking down into the Lune Valley from this road as they are outstanding its one of reasons why Way of Roses cycle follow's this route) which followed to end of the road before following the road down through Gressingham.
After riding through Gressingham, I crossed over the River Lune via the Loyn Bridge, then headed into Hornby where stop for coffee and cake at Hornby Post Office Tearooms.
After my brewstop, I follow the road out of Hornby up to Butt Yeats, then short section on the B6480 before Back Lane into Wray.
There was a bit of climbing to do to get out of Wray, as I followed the lane up to Alcocks Farm where I turn on to new permitted bidleway which as been open for about year, which takes you down to ford across Hunt's Gill Beck and then up through Pike Gill Wood, I walk most of route of the bridleway but can easily done on mountain bike.
Once I was back on tarmac again, I took my time following Cragg Road as you can see from number photos I took of the wild flowers at side of road before stopping end of the road for lunch.
After my lunch stop, I headed up Park House Lane, then followed the lane over White Moss before dropping down to Millbeck Foot Bridge and cross over the River Hindburn via Stair End Bridge. Then there was a bit of climbing to do as I headed up to High Ivah.
In High Ivah, I stop to take photo of road sign for Silly Lane.
I then continue down the Hindburn Valley through Lowgill and then followed the lanes around to Mill Houses, then back to Wray where I stop for afternoon brew and cake at the Bridge House Farm Tearooms.
After my afternoon café stop, I followed the tarmac back down the B6480 and then the A683 before following the cycle path back to Halton.
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Ride report by Simeon Orme
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