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The view looking across the fields toward Wennington Hall from the Old Moor Road.
The view of the bridge across the River Wenning in Wennington.
A late afternoon lunch stop.
Hedge or Larger Bindweed on village green at Wennington.
Common Ragwort (Jacobaea vulgaris) at side of the River Wenning in Wennington.
Greater Willowherb at side of River Wenning in Wennington.
Daisy on the Village Green in Wennington
Orange Hawkweed (Pilosella aurantiaca) on the village green at Wennington.
Daisy on the Village Green in Wennington
A view of St Wilfrid Church in Melling.
The view looking back along Aughton Road.
The view looking down into the Lune Valley towards Hornby from Aughton Road.
Rose-Bay Willowherb at side of Aughton Road.
Two trees in field at side of Kirkby Lonsdale Road.
Ride report by Simeon OrmeThe last time that I was out on the bike was in March, with England slowly coming out of lock down and cafes starting reopen, I decide its was time go out on the bike again and for me stopping at cafe or tearoom for coffee and cake is one of reasons that go cycling and one other reasons is to take some good photos. If you wondering what I was doing with myself over past months, I was learning how to use my Tamron macro lens taking photos of the plants coming into flower in my back garden, which you can see results in the new gardening section of this website at this link. I know a lot cyclist’s continue cycling through the lock down, I decided to stay at home, it was the longer time that had off work in the 30 years that work for Morecambe Golf Club and from what I seen of golf, when headed back to work on 1st June, I think golf as come out of lock down a lot better than cycling but we have see if membership of cycling clubs go up in the coming months when local clubs start organize events again, but we going have to live with social distancing and wearing face masks in shops for many months to come before some one come up with that magic cure for COVID - 19.Anyway for me June was a bit, a wash out weather wise for weekend cycling and after having nine weeks off work its took some time to get use to working a 40 hour week.So it was a bit of late start for me, has followed the cycle path, then the A683 up the Lune Valley before heading along the B6480 for about good mile before turning of the tarmac to follow the Back Lane into Wray. What ever you think about this part of the route from Halton to Wray, about 95 percent of the route is in national park, so what ever you think of folk driving their motor vehicle along the A683 and the B6480 on Sunday morning, the landscape on both sides of the road is outstanding.Social distancing was operating well at the Bridge House Farm Tearooms and yes did enjoy that coffee and cake after that three month break and think few of my friends on facebook were a bit surprise to see photo of the cake flashing up on the facebook feedI do enjoy combining my two hobbies of cycling and photography together and was using PlantNet app on my moble phone to identifying some of wild flowers that I was seeing at the roadside and there was only one photo that I was not certain about and that was photo of yellow flower on Back Lane but rest of plants that use PlantNet to identified prove to be right and pick up that two of wild flowers had change their Latin name for some scientific reason.Anyway after my brew stop, I followed the tarmac up the Hindburn Valley to Mill Houses, then from Mill Houses I heading along Russels Lane and then along Old Moor Road before dropping down into Wennington where stop for late afternoon lunch break by River Wenning.After my lunch stop, I headed out of Wennington on Lodge Lane, which followed to Melling in the Lune Valley, after taking photo of St Wilfred Church in Melling (there also St Wilfred Church in Halton), I followed the A683 down the Lune Valley towards Hornby. Then crossing over River Lune via Lyon Bridge and then following lanes through the hamlet of Eskrigge and on Aughton Road which followed through Aughton before joining Kirkby Lonsdale Road which followed back to Halton.I clock up just over 20 miles and the aim for my next ride is do over 25 miles !You can click here to see photos of 19th July ride to Hawes Water or you can click here to download 20.9 mile to Wennington 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.