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27th February 2010: A ride not to Scorton

At the top of Grimeshaw Lane

The view looking across to the Lakes from Grimeshaw Lane.

Following the cycle track from Aldcliffe to Conder Green.

The cake photo at Cafe d’ Lune at Conder Green.

Inside the Cafe d’ Lune.

Looking back up the shore towards Lancaster from Conder Green.

Peter bike at Galgate, has waited for Jim to buy some sandwiches.

The ford at Barrow Greaves.

Following the road down to Stock-a-Bank.

The view looking up the Quernmore Valley from Littledale Road.

At this point Jim discover that his spare inner tube had the wrong value to fit his back tyre and he was going to have the mend the inner tube which he had the two punctures in!

20 minutes later!

Still having problems with Jim patches not sticking!

About 40 minutes later  we all getting cold so Nick put Eileen spare inner tube in to Jim’s back tyre

Catkins at the side of  Littledale Road.

A lunch time view, looking towards Black Fell.

The pack lunch.

A picnic lunch near Baines Cragg.

At the top of the climb near The Cragg in Littledale.

Chatting and looking at the view near The Cragg.

The view looking down Littledale Road towards Lancaster.

Heading up the public way at Crossgill.

Heading through Brookhouse.

At end of the ride at Denny Beck.

Ride report by Simeon Orme

After meeting at the car park at Denny Beck, the six of us including two new faces to South Lakes Group rides (Graham and Jim) follow the Denny Beck lane up to the A683 which we crossed over to continue up Grimshaw Lane, stopping at the top of the lane to look at the views across Morecambe Bay to the Lakes and up the Lune Valley to the Yorkshire Dales. After crossing over the M6 via the bridge, we followed the bridleway over the Ridge and down through the Ridge estate, then headed through the heart of Lancaster following the cycle path along side the Lancaster Canal to Aldcliffe. From Aldclffe we followed the road to the River Lune where we join the Lune Estuary Cycle Path which we followed up to Conder Green to the morning cafe stop at Cafe d’ Lune.

After morning brew morning stop we continue through Conder Green before heading along national cycle route 6 into Galgate where we stop for a few minutes so that Jim could buy supplies for his picnic lunch, we then followed the lanes through Ellel and Ward Houses to Barrow Greaves where the ford was to deep to cross the River Conder using the stepping stones due to rain of the day before and so like on most South Lakes Group rides we change our plan route to Scorton. After back tracking to the tarmac, we then followed the Little Fell Road up the Quermore Valley, then following the road down to Stock-a-Bank before heading up Littledale Road. After the first climb, Jim found he had puncture in his back tyre, what should have taken a few minutes to fix could be describe as comedy of errors with Jim having the wrong value on his spare inner tube to fit his back wheel but after forty to fifty minutes we on our way again after Nick put Eileen spare inner tube in Jim’s back tyre. We soon stop for a late picnic lunch near Baines Cragg.

After our picnic lunch we continue along Littledale Road down into Littledale, with detour near New Farm on public way before rejoining Littledale Road which we followed down into Brookhouse. From Brookhouse our route took back along the Lune Valley Cycleway back to cars parked at Denny Beck.

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