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25th December 2019 ride to Wennington (Page three)
Two Hawthorns tree in field at side of Kirkby Lonsdale Road near Halton.
The ride report by Simeon OrmeAt this time of year, if you got my age and you still single, Christmas Day is not day wish to spend by yourself inside watching TV or reading a book, I have described it a bit non event and for lot of folk it can be lonely time of the year, so decided this year to go for ride on my bike and have play with new camera lens that I bought for myself for Christmas.I was planning of having ride down to Sunderland that the large hamlet at mouth of River Lune, where the River Lune meets the Irish Sea and not that large city in the North East England with the same name. So after checking the tides tables on the Internet, it was not going to be good ideal as high tide was going to be at 11.30am and water would be covering the road over the marsh from Overton to Sunderland.So once crossed over the River Lune via Iron Bridge, I head up the Lune Valley following the cycle path, I think it must only time that dog walkers are cheerful towards cyclist’s, I was greeted with number of Merry Christmases as passed a number of folk walking their dogs, has headed towards the Crook n’Lune.I number of times to play with my new macro camera lens and that lens that I use take photo of the reflections in the Christmas Decoration at side of the cycle path. I also discover that my Pentax K-70 camera as useful setting for taking HDR Landscape photos a number of times during the day and also got use to stopping and changing lens.Once I got passed Caton, I was soon heading up the A683 which was quite busy for special day like Christmas Day and we may see pigs flying over Lancaster Castle when or if the cycle path is extended further up the Lune Valley to Hornby, its some thing that is needed to be done to encourage more folk to go exploring the Lune Valley and further field into the Yorkshire Dales on two wheels and instead of four wheels. If more left the motor car at home on weekends and special days like Christmas Day, we may have less of climate problem than we have now.After passing through Claughton, I was soon heading along the B6480, then after passing through Butt Yeats, I turn on to only track of day, Back Lane which I followed into Wray.After heading through Wray, I continue up the Hindburn Valley following the tarmac to Mill Houses.In Mill Houses, I decided to ride along Russells Lane through the hamlet of Russells and then follow the lane down to Wennington where I stop for some lunch on bench by River Wenning.After my lunch break, I headed out of Wennington following Lodge Lane out of Wenningdale and back into the Lune Valley, where I rejoin the A683 in Melling for my first part of my return ride back down the Lune Valley.After about good mile of riding, I was soon turning off the A683 and recrossing over the River Lune via Lyon Bridge, then following the lanes through Eskrigge and Aughton before following Kirkby Lonsdale Road back to Halton.You can click here to see photos of 28th December ride to Leighton Moss and Hawes Water or you can click here to download 20.8 mile route or you can check out forthcoming events page. Also 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.