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20th January 2018 ride around the Keer Valley

20th January 2018 ride around the Keer Valley
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The cake photo at the Clear Water Bistro & Bar.
Ivy berries at side Kirkgate Lane
Winter colour at the church in Priest Hutton
Close up of leaf on the path up to Church in Priest Hutton
Snowdrops in Borwick
Grass on the railway bridge at Pheasant Field
Grass on the railway bridge at Pheasant Field
A view of the church at Borron Lane End
A tree at back of garden in Capernwray
The farmer and his dog at Capernway Old Hall Farm
A view of the cross on the village green in Over Kellet
The weather forecast for Saturday was post to been for dry day in the North West of England but change on Friday evening to one being wet for most of the day, so only reasons for going out in the wet rain was to get few miles in, take a few photos for your entertainment and real reason most of you maybe thinking to get my weekly cake fix.

So with several layers of clothing on, I headed out of Halton up Arrow Lane to Arrow Barn, then continue along Scargill Road and then soon heading along Kellet Lane through Over Kellet and once I cross over the Lancaster Canal via Kellet Lane Bridge. It was short distance to the morning café stop at the Clear Water Bistro and Bar near Borwick.

Yes enjoy my weekly cake fix but the weather outside the café was not brilliant, so it was case of following my nose after my coffee and cake break, so I continue along Kellet Lane crossing back over Lancaster Canal and then heading up Kirkgate Lane   which rare in North Lancashire being off-road public byway but it still only a short track.

The rain was making life difficult  for taking photos but as you can see from above on this web page, I manage to take a few photos. I was soon back on tarmac and heading through Priest Hutton and then following Borwick Lane down to Borwick where I saw first signs of Spring, with the snowdrops showing their white blooms to the world.

From Borwick, it was fairly easy ride to Pheasant Field where I was starting to get fed up of the rain, so after taking few photos of the grass on top of railway bridge, I continue along the tarmac to Borron Lane End where headed back down the Keer Valley through Capernwray on Capernwray Road. I was soon climbing out of the Keer Valley following Kellet Lane back through Over Kellet. Then there was a bit more climbing to do before dropping back down into Halton and the Lune Valley.

I did just under 15 miles, has I live about half mile from Halton Station.

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Ride report by Simeon Orme