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The view looking along Green Lane from bridge over the Bay Gateway (Click photo to see larger image of the photo)
The view looking along Ancliffe Lane towards Bolton-le-Sands (Click photo to see larger image of the photo)
The view looking across the River Keer towards Cotestones Farm from Crag Bank Lane (Click the photo to see a larger image of the photo).
Another view looking across the River Keer towards Cotestones Farm.
A tree in field next Leighton Moss.
Map of the route around Hawes Water.
Common Dog-violet in wood at side of Hawes Water.
A close up of Common Dog-violet
A close up of Primrose in the woods near Hawes Water.
A view looking across Hawes Water towards Challan Hall (Click the photo to see a larger image of the photo)
The view looking through the trees towards Hawes Water (Click the photo to see a larger image of the photo).
The view looking across Hawes Water from near the Summer House (Click the photo to see a larger image of the photo)
Primroses at side of the path around Hawes Water.
A lunch time view.
The view looking along the bridleway across White Moss (Click the photo to see a larger image of the photo)
The view looking back along the towpath of Lancaster Canal near Tewitfield Locks (Click the photo to see a larger image of the photo)
A canal view at Tewitfield
Trees in field at side of Kellet near Over Kellet.
Ride report by Simeon OrmeI was a bit late getting off on ride, has I watching various folk talking to Andrew Marr about Prince Philip who had died on the Friday and he sound to be interesting man to meet when he was a live. Anyway I was soon heading down the cycle path towards Lancaster, then followed the bridleway along side the Bay Gateway before heading along Green Lane which is Public Byway. Then cross over Bottomdale Road and continue along Ancliffe Lane into Bolton-le-Sands Village where join the towpath of the Lancaster Canal which I was planning to follow to Crag Bank but I was push off it on to the A6 due to towpath being close due to work being done on the canal. The A6 from Bolton-le-Sands and Crag Bank is not nice road ride along and would have sooner have followed the towpath so hopeful the towpath which is also cyclepath will reopen again soon.In Crag Bank, I followed Crag Bank Lane to the foot / cycle bridge near Hagg Wood, part way along the lane I stop to chat to Ray Moss who still cycling and a lot older than me and to take the photo of the view looking over the River Keer towards Cotestone Farm.After crossing over the River Keer via the foot / cycle bridge, I followed the public byway up to the New Road which followed from Warton through Crag Foot and over Leighton Moss to near Slackwood Farm. From Slackwood Farm, I headed along Slackwood Lane and then Red Bridge Lane passing Silverdale Railway Station, then in Red Bridge, I followed Moss Lane down to start of the path around Hawes Water which is in the Gait Barrows National Nature Reserve. The first part of the path around Hawes Water is footpath so please get off your bike and push it along the path after about 20 minute walk it turn into the bridleway.There been a lot work done over past year, cutting down a lot of trees around Hawes Water which as improve the views of tarn and encourage plants like Primroses and other Spring flowers to grow, I spend a bit time taking photos of tarn and close ups of wild flowers before stopping for some lunch near the Summer House.After my lunch break, I followed the bridleway up to Challan Hall, then followed Ford Lane and then Brackenthwaite Road before following the permissive bridleway across Thrang Moss and then the bridleway across White Moss to Nineteen Acre Lane which followed to the A6.After crossing over A6, I headed through Cinderbarrow and then followed Cinderbarrow Lane around to Lancaster Canal where join the towpath again which I followed down to Tewitfield.From Tewitfield, I decide to follow Kellet Lane instead continue on the towpath due to snow showers blowing in from the coast.In Over kellet, I had eat up before following the lanes back to Halton.You can click here to see the photos of 17th April ride to Furnessford Bridge or you can click here to download the 24.23 mile route or you can checkout the What’s New Page to see what’s new on the site.