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The view looking across Hawes Water towards Challan Hall (Click the photo to see a larger image of the photo)
Birdseye Primrose near the footpath around Hawes Water.
Roe Deer on White Moss
A view from the bridleway looking across White Moss (Click the photo to see a larger image of the photo)
Another view from the bridleway looking across White Moss.
A view looking across the Lancaster Canal from the towpath along side the locks at Tewitfield.
Cow Parsley at side of the towpath along side Lancaster Canal at Locks at Tewitfield (Click the photo to see a larger image of the photo).
Yellow Iris at side of towpath of Lancaster Canal near Borwick.
I have not got clue what this flower is call but it was next to the Yellow Iris but made two good photos.
After climbing out of Over Kellet on my way home to Halton, I saw this road sign I thought that it would make a good photo.
Ride report by Simeon OrmeI was a bit late getting started but decide to headed out of Halton along the cycle path towards Halton before following the bridleway along side the Bay Gateway to Green Lane which is public byway.It fairly easy ride along Green Lane, there some good views looking across Morcambe Bay, after crossing over Bottomdale Road, I followed Ancliffe Lane into Bolton-le-Sands where I join the towpath of the Lancaster Canal which I followed through to Crag Bank.After crossing over the A6, I followed Crag Bank Road through Crag Bank, then headed of the village, following Crag Bank Lane for about mile before crossing over River Keer via the foot/ cycle bridge near Hagg Wood. Then followed the public byway up to the New Road which one of the main gateways into the Arnside & Silverdale AONB.Has I was heading to the Wolfhouse Kitchen for brew which as good outdoor seating area, I continue along the New Road through Crag Foot, after crossing over Leighton Moss I turn on to Slackwood Lane and only made it part way up the climb from Slackwood Farm before getting off and pushing the bike up the rest of the climb. I was soon cycling along Hollins Lane where you do see some hidden view of this Area of outstanding natural beauty which you would miss in a car.After having my coffee and cake at the Wolfhouse Kitchen, I headed through Silverdale and spotted Mrs P. sitting outside in her garden enjoying the sunshine, I get in trouble if don’t stop, so spend hour chatting about cycling and our families. We know each other for over forty years when my family started going out on Lancaster CTC Section rides in 1980’s when the section was reform. Our first ride with Lancaster CTC was to Ingleton and my brother who was seven at the time got new touring bike for next club ride.After chatting to Mrs P., I headed out of Silverdale along Park Road, then short section on Red Bridge Lane before following Moss Lane to Hawes Water where you have to get off bike and push it along footpath around the tarn which does turn part way around the tarn into the bridleway.After taking photo looking across Hawes Water to Challan Hall, I stop to have late lunch on bench at side footpath around Hawes Water.It is always interest to see what’s flowering at side of public rights of way through this nature reserve and was surprise to see the Birdseye Primrose in full bloom at side of footpath which I have only seen flowering in the Yorkshire Dales.Once taken a photo of the Birdseye Primrose, I was soon at start of the bridleway where I notice that sign post change on the permissive bridleway up to Challan Hall Allotment which use to be for horse riders only but change to allow other users, so I decide to follow it and was soon back on tarmac again and heading along Brackenthwaite Road before following the permissive bridleway across Thrang Moss which soon the bridleway across White Moss where I was lucky enough to see some Roe Deer.I was soon back on the tarmac again, heading along Nineteen Acre Lane towards the A6.After crossing over A6, I had to wait a few minutes at Cinderbarrow Farm for the cows to cross Cinderbarrow Lane on there way for their daily appointment with milking machine in the farm before continuing along Cinderbarrow Lane.I was soon off-road again, following the towpath of the Lancaster Canal through Tewitfield and Borwick before leaving towpath in Capernwray. Then it was case of following Capernwray Road into Over Kellet and the lanes back to Halton.You can click here to see the photos of the 13th June ride to Feizor or you can checkout the What’s New Pageto see what’s new on the site.