24th December 2011: A ride to Wray.

A view of a wood at side of Quarry Road, as we head up to Caton Moor.

Alistair’s bike in the foreground and in the background a view looking down Quarry Road into the Lune Valley.

Part of the Wind Farm on Caton Moor.

Ian and Alistair heading down the bridleway pass Moorcock Hall.

A view of the Clay Pit on Claughton Moor.

Part the aerial ropeway which is use for getting the clay down to brickwork at Claughton.

Ian heading down the bridleway pass Kirkby Gill Wood.

At start of the tarmac as we head back down into the Lune Valley.

Heading along Back Lane into Wray.

The cake photo at Bridge House Farm Tearooms in Wray.

Ian’s chips

A view the River Lune from the Loyn Bridge.

Ride Report by Simeon Orme

After meeting up at my home in Halton for chat and brew. Alistair, Ian and myself  headed through Halton down to the Iron Bridge where we crossed over the River Lune and then headed up the Lune Valley cycle track. After passing through Caton we crossed over the A 683 to followed a lane into Brookhouse. In Brookhouse we started the long climb up Quarry Road which was help by tail wind.

It would have been quite nice view at top of the climb but due to the cloudy conditions, anyway after stopping for a few minutes to chat and look at the view, we headed along bridleway which took us passed Moorcock Hall, the Clay Pit on Claughton Moor and Claughton Manor on its way back down into the Lune Valley, just before we headed into Claughton we turn on to public byway  which we followed over to Farleton where we just the A683 for a short section before turning on to the B6480 which we followed for about a mile, before following Back Lane into Wray for welcome brew stop at the Bridge House Farm Tearooms in Wray.

After some more eating and chatting in the Tearoom, we headed back along the B6480 to Hornby, we then headed through Hornby Village on the A 683 for short distance before crossing over the River Lune  via the Loyn Bridge. We then followed Fleet Lane and Lea Lane up through the hamlet of Eskrigge on to Aughton Road which does have some nice views looking down into the Lune Valley, as you follow the road towards Aughton. From Aughton we followed the lanes back to Halton for another brew.

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