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2020 Photo Galleries
30th August 2020 ride to Clapham Station (Page three)
A view from the rocky shore near bridge in Wennington of the River Wenning.
A view of the bridge in Wennington
Dandelion leaves growing under the bridge in Wennington.
The view looking across the bridge at the Crook n’Lune towards Halton.
The view from the bridge looking towards Halton Park.
The view from the bridge looking towards Caton Lune Bridge.
Ride report by Simeon OrmeIt was Bank Holiday weekend and the Sunday was the only full that I was getting off work and did fancy putting the bike in the back of the car, then heading up to the Lake District National Park for the day. So I decided to stay local and headed up the Lune Valley along the A683, then turn on to the B6480 which I followed into Wray where stop for coffee and cake at Bridge House Farm Tearoom.After I finish my coffee and cake, I followed the tarmac up the Hindburn Valley to Mill Houses. I find Russells Lane a far easier way to climb out of Hindburn Valley than the Way of Roses route which is steep climb out of Hindburn Valley from Mill Houses up Long Lane. My route along Russells Lane, then along the Old Moor Road with very short section on Long Lane before heading up Cross Road to Mewith Lane where pick up the Way of Roses again.Mewith Lane is old drover lane which runs from the hamlet of Green all way to Settle, it has several name changes on its routes but most local cyclist’s know it simply as ‘Mewith Lane’ , you could describe it as cyclist’s motorway for getting into the Yorkshire Dales. Has usual I was mixing photograph with cycling which can be fine balancing act depending how miles you want to do to how many photos you want to take, so it was near lunch time when stop for lunch near Belle View Farm. my lunch break took a bit longer than I wanted, has discover that I had thorn in the wall of back type which I pull out and change over the inner tube. It was first puncture that I had in few years, there were few comments on facebook about getting a new bike but that not going happen anytime soon.I was soon back on two wheels and heading along Mewith Lane, I did stop to take photos of wild flowers at side of beck in Mewith Head and then St John’s Church in Keasden but I was soon at Dubgarth Hill where made the decision to head down to Clapham Station and take photo of Wenning Bank Bridge which I use to cross over River Wenning. Then headed up into Clapham Station, where stop to have some chocolate before following the lane up to Newby Moor where join the B6480 and as it was getting late in afternoon and decide to stay on it and follow it back down Wenningdale, I had eat up and photo stop in Wennington before continue along the B6480, then the A683 and the cycle path back to Halton Station.I was quite happy to find that done just 34 miles and taken a few good photos.You can click here to see photos of 6th September ride to Heversham or you can click here to download the 33.99 mile route or you can checkout the What’s New Page to see what’s new on the site and you can also sign up for site’s free weekly newsletter