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The view looking across Borkwick Fisheries after coming out of the cafe.
The view of the sun setting as I headed back along Kellet Lane.
Ride report by Simeon OrmeI know that I not wearing the right perfume, as my popularity gone down hill seen leaving the South Lakes Group but I do know how to lead a ride and got the recipe right for this ride which include two cafe stops, three tracks and four sections on the towpath of the Lancaster Canal.I did meet the South Lakes Group twice on the ride and that first time in few months and it was interesting to note after looking at ride photos on Al’s Outdoor World there look to be no cafe stops what’s the world coming to a RSF ride without any cafe stops.Yes I by self again as climb out Halton up to Four Lanes End, then short section on Bottomdale Road before heading down Ancliffe Lane where got off one small section of the lane due to ice on the road, I was soon in Bolton-le-Sands where I head along towpath of the Lancaster Canal into Carnforth where headed down to Carnforth Railway Station for a brew and cake in the Refreshment Room. I did get a little excited when I saw two lock bikes outside the tearoom but they were guys out for ride from Morecambe and were heading back to Morecambe along the canal.After I finish my brew, I headed out of Carnforth on North Road and after about good mile I soon join Kellet Lane before heading through Borwick. After making my way through Borwick there was plenty photo stops as followed the lane from Pheasant Field over to Priest Hutton. From Priest Hutton there was bit of road work as I headed for Burton-in-Kendal where I turn on to Slape Lane the first track of the day which I followed around to the road up Clawthorpe Fell which I walk quite a bit of due Icy conditions on the road, when I got to summit of the climb. I turn on to next track of the day, the bridleway from Whin Yeats to Town End Farm, stopping part way along the track for a late lunch with some outstanding views looking towards the Lune Valley.After lunch, I continue down the track into the Lupton Valley where I follow Puddlemire Lane down the valley before heading along public byway towards Lupton where I met five members of the South Lakes Group coming the opposite direction. In Lupton there was some road work on the A65 to get me to Hideway Coffee House which was close. So I got on to towpath of Lancaster Canal and headed towards Farleton where I had to get back on the tarmac for about good mile on the A6070 before get back on towpath near Holme. After a good mile on the towpath I pass the South Lakes Group who stop to repair puncture and another good mile, there was another short section of road work to get me across the M6 before following the towpath down to Tewitfield where I join Kellet Lane but I soon stop afternoon brew at Catch-23 cafe.After my brew stop I follow Kellet Lane back through Over Kellet and then the lanes back to Halton.You can click here to see photos of 4th January 2015 ride to Casterton or you can click here to download the gps route files of the route or you can checkout the What’s New Page to see what’s new on the site.