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10th  October 2010: A ride to Hutton Gate and along the Old Scotch Road photos taken by Simeon Orme

The cake photo at Refreshment Room  on Carnforth Railway Station where the ride started from.

Ian’s bike at end of the first track of the day and at start of the second track near Yealand Conyers.

Ian following our next bridleway towards Thrang Moss, Ian was only out for few hours as he had to be at work for 2pm.

A bit further along the track heading towards Thrang Moss.

Peter following the public byway into Hale.

A view across the fields from Pye’s Bridge Lane.

Our lunch stop at Farleton View Tearoom near Crooklands.

Peter first course.

Well I’ve got puncture in the back tyre on the bridleway from Bracken Hall to Hutton Gate.

At end of the bridleway near Hutton Gate.

A view of Charlie and Peter heading along the Old Scotch Road towards Kirkby Lonsdale

The view looking back towards Killington Lake

Cake photo one at Victoria’s Tearoom in Kirkby Lonsdale.

Cake photo number two at Victoria’s Tearoom in Kirkby Lonsdale

On the climb out of Newton

At cross road in Over Kellet where Charlie headed back to Carnforth and myself  (Simeon) and Peter headed back to Lancaster.

Ride report by Simeon Orme

After meeting outside Carnforth Railway Station, the four of us headed into station for pre ride brew at the Brief Encounter Refreshment Room, after spending sometime chatting and putting the world to right, we headed out of Carnforth, following the back lanes through to Warton. Then from Warton we followed the permitted bridleway and then another bridleway into Yealand Conyers. In Yealand Conyers we were back on the tarmac again as we followed the ‘B’ road through Yealand Redmayne, then short section on Nineteen Acre Lane before turning on to our next off-road section, a bridleway and then permitted bridleway which we followed across Thrang Moss, then another short section of road before headed into Hale on the public byway. From Hale we cross over the A6 and then on to Pye’s Bridge Lane, then short section on B6384, at Elmsfield House  we followed the lane towards Farleton. Part way along this lane Ian left us to head back to Lancaster as he had to be at work for 2pm. In Farleton we followed Nook Lane around to Nook Bridge then the road over Doverhouses Bridge down to the A6070. From there we followed our usual route over the M6 to the Farleton View Tearoom  at Wath Sutton.

After spending pleasant time eating, chatting and sitting in the sunshine at the tearoom, it was time to get back on the bikes, we headed through Millness and then Gatebeck. Then up through Mount Pleasant and then just after Bracken Hall we turn on to our next track which runs beside the M6 for about a mile, about half way along this we had to stop to mend a puncture in my back tyre but we soon on our way hitting the tarmac at Hill Farm, where we drop down to Hutton Gate, from there was bit of climb up to Great Brunthwaite. We then followed lanes pass Essett Hill before following Old Scotch Road and then B6254 into Kirkby Lonsdale for afternoon brew at Victoria’s Tearoom..

After our brew stop we headed out of Kirkby Lonsdale on the B6254 with a tail wind we were travelling quite fast and we were soon at Newton, where we climb out of the Lune Valley, there was some good views of Ingleborough as you look across the Lune Valley to the Yorkshire Dales. From Newton we headed through the lanes to Capernwray and then on to Over Kellet. In Over Kellet Charlie headed back to his camper van parked in Carnforth , Peter and my self  headed back towards Lancaster. It had been day in good company, with fine views, a lot of sunshine and three good cafe stops.

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