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2020 Photo Galleries
8th February 2020 ride to Borwick (Page four)
Winter Aconite in flower on the village in Borwick.
Winter Aconite in flower on the village in Borwick.
Primrose in flower on the village green in Borwick
Primrose in flower on the village green in Borwick
Daffodils in flower on the village green in Borwick
Daffodils in flower on the village green in Borwick
Snowdrop in flower on the village green in Borwick
Crocus on the village green in Borwick.
Crocus on the village green in Borwick.
A view of the village green looking towards Borwick Hall.
The Winter Aconites in flower on the village green in Borwick.
A fence post at side of Kellet Lane.
Tree in field at side Kellet Lane near Over Kellet
The ride report by Simeon Orme With one of those Atlantic Storms we get in the British Isles at this of year booking appointment for the Sunday, I decide earlier on in the week, it would be good ideal to good out on my weekly ride on the Saturday. I was a bit late getting moving this was down good book that I was reading but know one e-mail me or use phone to let me know that they coming out on the ride which is always good ideal if you thinking of coming out on ride with me. I followed my usual route from Halton up to Wray where the ride post to be starting from, as live in the upper part of Halton, I headed out of the village on the Low Road, then turn on to the cycle path at the Crook n’Lune which followed to end of the cycle path just pass Bull Beck Bridge, then it was on the A683 for next few miles before following the B6480 into Wray where stop for coffee and cake at Bridge House Farm Tearooms in Wray. After my brew stop, I followed the tarmac up the Hindburn Valley to Mill Houses where the Snowdrops in full bloom, for those of you who live outside the UK, when you start to see the first Snowdrops come into flower in February, its first sign that Spring is on its way and the days are getting longer. Yes I know, I said I was going to have ride to Toby’s Arch on this week ride but due the forecast for stronger winds blowing in from the coast and did think that its was going to be good ideal and did not fancy riding against head wind on return journey back to Halton. So I decided it would be good ideal to have ride over to Borwick and see if early Spring flowers were out in flower on the village green which one local little delights if get the timing right it worth effort as it only happen at certain time of the year. Has one of villagers in Borwick said to me later in the day while I was taking some photos of flowers on village ‘Enjoy them, they all gone in week’. So from Mill Houses, I headed up Russells Lane and turn on to Old Moor Road before dropping down to Wennington where there short section on the B6480 which I followed through Wennington before heading up Spout Lane to Hill Top. At Hill Top, I turn on to public byway, which was quite easy to ride along, which I followed for next mile to Melling. In Melling, I followed the A683 back down the Lune Valley to near Hornby where I cross over River Lune via the Lyon Bridge (Which would impossible the next day due to flooding across the road into Gressingham), then followed Fleet Lane into Gressingham where stop for some lunch near the bridge over Gressingham. After lunch, there was fairly easy climb from Gressingham up to the B6254 which followed into Arkholme. Then I followed quite lanes out of Arkholme, then after short climb up Docker Park Farm, I followed the Keer Holme Lane down the Keer Valley to Pheasant Field. From Pheasant Field, I followed the tarmac through the hamlet of Green Bank and then on to Borwick where I was greeted with the village green in full bloom. From Borwick, it was fairly easy ride back along Kellet Lane back to Halton. You can click here to download 27.9 mile route starting and finishing in Wray 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.
Copyright 2001 to 2020 D. Simeon Orme
Copyright 2001 to 2020 D. Simeon Orme
Copyright 2001 to 2020 D. Simeon Orme
Copyright 2001 to 2020 D. Simeon Orme
Copyright 2001 to 2020 D. Simeon Orme
Copyright 2001 to 2020 D. Simeon Orme
Copyright 2001 to 2020 D. Simeon Orme
Copyright 2001 to 2020 D. Simeon Orme
Copyright 2001 to 2020 D. Simeon Orme
Copyright 2001 to 2020 D. Simeon Orme
Copyright 2001 to 2020 D. Simeon Orme
Copyright 2001 to 2020 D. Simeon Orme
Copyright 2001 to 2020 D. Simeon Orme