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Goat at side of the Lancaster Canal near Greenlands Farm.
Mallard Ducks on the Lancaster Canal at Tewitfield.
Late afternoon sunlight on Ash shoots at Side of Towpath near Borwick
Reflections on the Lancaster Canal near Borwick
Sleeping at side of Lancaster Canal near Capernwray
Cows in field at side of Long Dales Road
Cows on the skyline at side of Long Dales Road.
Ride report by Simeon OrmeI was a bit late starting on the ride, once I had climb out of the Lune Valley it was case following the lanes to Over Kellet and then following Kellet Lane to Tewitfield where I notice that Greenlands Farm had start up their morning car boot sales again, maybe its one small step to normal times before we take a step back again. Anyway it was a bash up the A6070 not one of my favourite roads to ride along, has motorist to have habit of putting their down along this road but its one of most direct ways to get to Farleton View Tearoom in least possible time, it and up and down road which sort of run parallel to M6 until it end at the roundabout before junction 36. Anyway stay on A6070 for next few miles, has headed through Burton-in-Kendal (Which does have some nice old town houses in the middle of the village) before turning off at Moss End, where followed Moss End Lane over M6 to the small hamlet of Wath Sutton, where you find the Farleton View Tearoom. Another small sign that things getting slowly back to normal that folk were sitting inside the tearoom where the week before they were not. At £4 for coffee and cake, you know why cyclist’s from miles around keep coming back to this tearoom, as the coffee and cake is always good.Once I was suitably refresh, there short detour back along Moss End Road before heading up Millness Lane to Millness which is one of those charming villages which you might find in the two local national parks its a pity only half mile from M6.After making my way through Millness and very short section on the A65, I was on the towpath of northern part of the Lancaster Canal which you can use a boat on and with change ownership from central goverment to the Canal & River Trust a few years ago you can now cycle along the towpaths of canals in England. This part of the Lancaster Canal from Millness to Stainton is one of those secret places that locals know about when they tell you better place to go to a few miles away, one you get away from noise of traffic traveling along the A65 and noise from showground at Lane Farm, its like cycling through history has you head towards Stainton and has you can see from number photos that took of this section of canal its well worth visit.There are plans to reopen the Lancaster Canal from Tewitfield back up to Kendal but like all good things its take time to do and a lot of cash to make it happen but the Lancaster Canal volunteers have been working past few years reopen the section of canal from Stainton to Tunnel under Tunnel Hill which may reopen next year once this happens they apply for grants to open up other parts of the canal.From end of the Lancaster Canal, I followed the lane into Stainton where there evidence of storm damage that still needs to fix, it was pity to see that the ford across the beck in Stainton had wash out, it use good test of cyclist’s skill of get cross the ford with out get your feet wet. After taking a photo of the ford, I stop for some lunch on bench under tree in the heart of this charming south lakes village.I headed out of Stainton across the Pack horse bridge and followed the lanes up to Crosscrake, then over to Sedgwick. Heading out of Sedwick on Back Lane and then following the lanes around to Hincaster. In Hincaster, I followed the Hincaster Trailway out of the village, which follows the course of the old railway line to Arnside, this delightful track is about half mile long and OS map its end near Greenside Farm which give you some ideal how to use this permissive bridleway.I was back on the tarmac again, has I followed the lanes through Woodhouse, then through Ackenthwaite and then on through hamlet of Whasset before stopping at Hang Bridge to take photo of the River Bela. Then following the lanes into the Holme where join the towpath of the Lancaster Canal again which followed from Holme to Capernwray which is delightful route to follow which I hope the photos show of this part of my ride.The climb back into the Lune Valley from Capernwray was a lot easier than up Kellet Lane which I did the week before, it had been enjoyable ride and than I am slowly finding out mixing cycling with photography at level that trying to do it is find balancing act, as does tend to take 10 to 15 minutes to take photo with camera on tripod which does take bite into how far you get on bike but anyone wanting to do this route allow your self around 5 to 6 hours to do it and remember that can not go at same speed off-road as do on tarmac as around third of the route is on canal towpath.You can click here to see photos of the 21st September ride along the Tow Scar Road and Toby’s Arch or you can click here to download the 35.68 mile route 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.