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2020 Photo Galleries
18th January 2020 ride to Low Bentham (Page three)
A close up of Snowdrop in grounds of St. Wilfrid’s Church in Melling.
A close up of Crocus starting to flower in the grounds of St Wilfred’s Church in Melling.
A view of St. Wilfred’s Church in Melling.
The view looking down the Lune Valley from Fleet Lane near Gressingham.
Holly shoot at side of Lea Lane.
Part of farm sign for High Snab Farm on Aughton Road
The view looking back down into Lune Valley from Aughton Road.
Two Hawthorn trees in field at side of Kirkby Lonsdale Road near Halton.
The sun setting above Halton.
Ride report by Simeon OrmeYes I know it was post to be ride to Clapham but excuse was that no one contact me about come out on the ride and got to exciting part of the book which could put down so I was late getting away on the ride.So if looking at the route its start from Halton Station and not from Wray.Any way I did my usual route to get up to Wray, by following the cycle path from Halton Station, up to end of it near Bull Beck Bridge, then its few miles on the A683 fortunately there no real way getting out of using this road yes it can be pain if the traffic is bad but its only for few miles, then its was on to the B6480 which is a bit quieter than the A683 but sometimes its worth following Back Lane into Wray if want quieter route into Wray, I didn’t bother on this ride. Once got to Bridge House Farm Tearooms, I was surprise how busy it was and being full of cyclist’s.After my coffee and cake stop, I followed the tarmac up the Hindburn Valley to Mill Houses, then headed along Russells Lane and has you may notice from the photos that took on wards until my lunch stop at the top of Birkwith Lane. Plus I was myself which can be bonus when you playing with the camera, I change the lens of the camera to my Tamron 90mm macro len which still getting use to it and if you like me, in to take close ups of wild flowers, its well worth thinking about adding it to your camera equipment. As you gather, I take photos of what I see on ride and not of the folk on ride. Someone who use come on my rides quite often, said he check out my ride photos to see what miss on the ride. Even at end of January its surprising what in flower in the hedgerows if you keep you eyes open.Any way after heading up Russells Lane, then along the Old Moor Road and Cross Road, I was soon on Mewith Lane which part of network lanes which local cyclist’s use to get into the Yorkshire Dales National Park and is a lot quieter than the busy B6480 which runs up other side of Wenningdale. Has was going to be running out of daylight hours if I carry on with plan ride, I decide to stop for some lunch at the bench at top of Birkwith Lane.After my lunch break, I decide to follow Birkwith Lane down to Low Bentham, its not route that use that often and surprise find at end of Birkwith Lane, a small wood with the same own by the Woodland Trust, once you get pass the wood the lane changes its name to Mill Lane. Once get down into Low Bentham, the houses at side of the lane show its industrial past. I was soon on the B6480 and heading down Wenningdale toward Wennington, its worth stopping for minute or two to look at toll charges on Toll Bar House when in the distance past the B6480 use be toll road.I was soon in Wennington where I decide to follow Lodge Road over to Melling in the Lune Valley, its fairly easy climb out Wenningdale and nice freewheel into Melling.In Melling, I stop to take photo of St Wilfred’s Church but found some snowdrops coming into flower in the church grounds. There are two St Wilfred’s Churches in the Lune Valley, with the other being in my home village of Halton, I don’t know what local connection St Wilfred had with the Lune Valley.Yes if you cyclist in North Lancashire you have love hate relation with the A683 because at times it the only road you can use, this was has headed down the Lune Valley towards Hornby, I know what you thinking, that was going to head into Hornby for a brew but you were wrong, has I was running out daylight hours, I cross over the River Lune via Lyon Bridge, then headed along Fleet Lane and then up Lea Lane before following Aughton Road through Aughton, then heading back to Halton on Kirkby Lonsdale. You can click here to see photos of 19th January walk around work or you can click here to download the 25.6 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.