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28th January 2018 ride to Arkholme

28th January 2018 ride to Arkholme (Page two)
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Snowdrops in flower at side of lane on the climb out of Gressingham
The lunch time view in Arkholme
Moss on bridge wall in the Keer Valley
Catkins at side of the lane in the Keer Valley
A tree in field at side of Keer Holme Lane
Winter Aconite in flower on the village green in Borwick
Winter Aconite in flower on the village green in Borwick
The cake photo at the Clear Water Bistro & Bar.
It was big improvement in the weather for this week ride, it stay dry for all of the ride, any way I followed my usual route up the Lune Valley to Wray, along the cycle path, then the A683 and then along the B6480 into Wray, with short detour in Caton to cash machine to get some money for the coffee and cake.

In Wray, I stop off at Bridge House Farm Tearooms, for my first cake and coffee of the day.

After the refuelling stop, I followed the tarmac up the Hindburn Valley to Mill Houses where stop to take photo of pothole in the road before heading along Trinket Lane which soon turn into Anges Ing Lane which followed down to B6480. I stay on B6480 for next few miles until I reach Wennington. From Wennington, I followed Lodge Lane over Melling Moor into Melling which is quite historical with quite a lot old houses dating back 1700's on the main road through the village.

From Melling, headed back down the Lune Valley on the A683 for next mile and half before crossing over the River Lune via the Lyon Bridge. Then following the tarmac into Grassingham where stop to take a photo of the village church, it was of those photo's that you take as panorama photo.

There was a bit climbing to do, has I headed out of  Grassingham on quite lane up to the B6254 before dropping  down to Arkholme where I stop for some lunch on bench at the cross roads in the village.

After my lunch stop, I climb out of Arkholme and followed the lanes passed Docker Park Farm and down the Keer Valley to Borwick where the village green was cover in Winter Aconites and Snowdrops in Flower.

From Borwick its was only around mile to my next café stop at the Clear Water Bistro & Bar.

After my café stop, it was fairly easy ride along Kellet Lane through Over Kellet and then following the lanes back to Halton.

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Ride report by Simeon Orme