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Trees in field at side Kellet Lane near Over Kellet.
The view from Scargill Road near Halton looking towards the coast.
The ride report by Simeon OrmeI met Nikki at Halton Station, I decided that we would take the longer route to our morning cafe stop, so we headed down the cycle path towards Lancaster. The River Lune was well up, from the rain had fallen the day before. We were soon crossing over the River Lune via the Bay gateway bridge and followed the cycle path along side the Bay Gateway for short distance before turning on to bridleway which runs along side the Bay Gateway but once the trees on the bank between the bridleway and the Bay Gateway start to grow, I think the only thing give the game away that bridleway is next to bypass will be noise but you never know we may all driving battery power vehicles by then, but the bypass is still game changer for the cyclist as it connects routes up which makes it a lot easier getting out of Lancaster area on bike. We soon turn on to Green Lane which is public byway, which we followed pass Beaumont Grange, there are few good views looking to the coast along this track but we soon back on tarmac again and heading down Ancliffe Lane toward Bolton-le-Sands.Once we in Bolton-le-Sands Village, we turn on the towpath of the Lancaster Canal which we followed all the way into Carnforth before getting back on tarmac and heading down to Railway Station for a brew at the Refreshment Room.After our brew stop, we head out of Carnforth, crossing over the River Keer via cycle / foot bridge near Hagg Wood and followed the public byway into Warton.In Warton, we took short break to look around the Old Rectory before heading out of Warton on the Coach Road, which is a bit of climb to get out Warton but I think the views from the road are worth it, even at this time of the year, you can see why the Arnside and Silverdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is a National Park it may only small one but about half the plant species that native the British Islands grow in this area, we did notice later in ride that first signs of Spring on its way with Snowdrop starting poke their way out of the ground.We soon headed down and through Yealand Conyers and then on to Yealand Redmaye where we followed the bridleway on to White Moss and sometimes on this bridleway if you are lucky can see some deer but unfortunately we did not this time. It was so quite you could hear pin drop, considering we were about mile away from the A6 and mile and half away from Leighton Moss RSPB Visitor Centre one of the honey pots of the area. We soon left the bridleway to follow the permissive bridleway across Thrang Moss but soon back on tarmac again as followed the lanes through Hazelslack and on to Four Lane Ends at Storth where stop for some lunch.After our lunch break, we climb over Beetham Fell before heading down into Beetham.After looking at the stocks in Beetham, we headed up the lane to Slack Head which can be testing climb before following down to the A6.After crossing over the A6, we followed the lanes across Burton Moss, then through the hamlets of Hilderstone and Cinderbarrow before following towpath of the Lancaster Canal down to TewitfieldFrom Tewitfield, we head along Kellet Lane before stopping at Clear Water Cafe & Bistro for coffee and cake.After our cafe stop, we continue along Kellet Lane and through Over Kellet before following the lanes back to Halton where we said our goodbyes and headed for home.You can click here to see the photos of 18th January ride to Low Bentham or you can click here to download the 29.4 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.