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A tree at side of the Marsh Road across Milnthorpe March.
A view of St. Peter Church at Heversham
I had two goes at taking this view of St Peter Church at Heversham, they both turn out okay so let you which is best photo.
Stop for late lunch at side of Hincaster Trailway
The cake photo at the Farleton View Tearoom, it was one of Peter Kenner favourite tearooms, the owners knew him has Mr. Crispbee, has he like beacon well done or crisp, they sad here that Peter no longer with us.
Crops growing in field at side of lane on way to Holme
I was sheltering from rain under railway bridge on Moss Lane and saw line of stalactites hanging from bridge.
Sun had come out play again, has I headed up Kellet Lane towards Over Kellet.
The ride report by Simeon OrmeA lot of non cyclist’s just do not understand the cafe culture in the cycling community, it the reason we get up on Sunday morning, the heart of our route planning, in these not normal times, the reason we point our bike in the direction of best cafe or tearoom in ten to fifteen radius of our front door and for me its point of social contact, has for last 20 plus years I live myself, if did not go cycling at weekends I would not get that social contact of chatting folk over cup coffee and listening folk chatting which I miss in the nine weeks of lockdown in the Spring of this year,It may surprise you, the main reason folk use Mr Google to search this website is find information on cafes or tearooms to visit and not to look at ride reports or look at the ride photos or download the routes or the website, its because cafes and tearooms are part of cycling culture. A good cake photo posted on social media, is like cycling porn to other cyclists, its shows how far we travel to get point in our ride where we stop to rest and enjoy a brew and cake. It give ideals to others in the cycling community where the good cafe and tearooms are!Has said earlier part my route planning is deciding which cafe I am going to head for and not all cafes and tearooms are open yet, so depending which direction that I have been cycling in past few months it as been Bridge House Farm Tearoom at Wray or like on today’s ride the Wolfhouse Kitchen at Silverdale which about right distance for me, has I get a bit fitter I may travel a bit further for coffee and cake fix.One of problems of starting ride from Halton, is the climb out of the Lune Valley its some thing you get use to and the climb up Arrow Lane is good guide to how fit you are and if you make it to top of climb at Arrow Barn with out getting off the bike and pushing it up the climb, you doing okay and I should point out its worth turning around at Arrow Barn to look at view across the Lune Valley towards the Bowland Fells.Once you get pass Arrow Barn, the lane changes it name to Scargill Road and there a bit more climbing to do before get out of the Lune Valley but once get pass Scargill Farm its fairly easy ride to Carnforth along Long Dales Lane, then along Nether Kellet Road into Nether Kellet and then from Nether Kellet following the Back Lane into Carnforth. After crossing over the A6 in Carnforth, I headed out of Carnforth on Warton Road, then cross over River Keer via foot/cycle bridge near Hagg Wood and then headed up the public byway into Warton, where was caught by my sister Fran and her husband Shawn, I had not seen them for several months due to lock down so we stop and chatting for few minutes before heading off in different directions.From Warton, I followed the New Road through Crag Foot and then across Leighton Moss. Yes I am always looking for good photo and found one on the climb up Slackwood Lane, that one with two nuts/acorns on the tarmac, yes I did get few strange looks from some cyclists passing me but I think photo turn out okay, I took it with 18mm to 55 mm len on a tripod. Then it fairly easy ride along Hollins Lane to the Wolfhouse Kitchen where I enjoy my coffee and cake in the courtyard outside the cafe.After my brew stop, I headed through Silverdale, then turn on to Ford Lane which I followed through Waterslack and pass Challen Hall before turning on to Cold Well Lane. I had to take photo of view from Cumbria looking back over Creep-i’-th’-call Bridge into Lancashire.I was soon heading up Storth Road through Hazelslack which home to one of three towers in the Arnside and Silverdale AONB, then through Dick Slack Wood and on through Storth (which is fairly large village) down to the B5282. Then reason for doing this was I wanted to take a photo looking along coast line from Sandside towards Storth.After taking the photo of the Ox-eye Daisy at Sandside, I continue along the B5282 until I got to Milnthorpe Bridge where make detour into The Park for another photo stop, to take photo looking along the River Bela towards Milnthorpe Bridge and the photo of the tree stump.After the photo stop, I cross over the River Bela via Milnthorpe Bridge, the followed the Marsh Road across Milnthorpe Marsh and then Moss Side Road into Heversham where stop to take a photo of St Peter Church. I then headed out of Heversham on Woodhouse Lane and then followed Viver Lane out of Woodhouse before turning on to Hincaster Trailway where stop for a bit lunch.The reason for lack photos after my lunch break was down to heavy showers, has decide to followed to Farleton View Tearooms for afternoon coffee and cake, has explain in the photos above that it was one of late Peter Kenner’s favourite cafes and when you do go same cafe or tearoom a lot you do build up friendship with the owners.After my cafe stop, I folllowed the lanes through Farleton and then on to Holme. I was surprise see line of stalactites hanging from bridge under railway line on Moss Lane where I was sheltering from heavy rain shower.I did get a bit dam has followed lanes through Hilderstone and Cinderbarrow, then towpath along side the Lancaster Canal down to Tewitfield where it was start of long climb via Kellet Lane from coastal plain back into the Lune Valley.You can click here to see photos of 13th September ride to Stainton or you can click here to download the 35.91 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.