13th March 2011: A ride to Chipping and over Mellor Knoll

Cafe photo at Cafe d’Lune at Conder Green where the ride started from.

Regrouping after climb out of Galgate.

View of the roadside on the climb up Harrisend Fell.

At the top of Harrisend Fell.

The view from Delph Lane.

A view of the beck in Chipping.

A lunch time view.

The cake photo at the Cobbled Corner Cafe in Chipping.

The ford on the bridleway between Lower Greystoneley and Higher Greystoneley.

Looking back down the track as Peter closed the first gate on the bridleway over Mellor Knoll.

Afternoon sunlight as we follow the bridleway through the woods over Whitemore.

The view looking down into the Hodder Valley.

Norman heading along the track.

On the climb up to Mellor Knoll.

The view from Mellor Knoll looking down into the Langden Valley.

Norman and Peter heading down the track.

At the snack bar near Sykes Farm.

Norman’s ice cream

At the summit of the Trough of Bowland.

Ride Report by Simeon Orme

After some chatting and eating in the Cafe d’Lune, the four of us followed the lanes from Conder Green to Galgate, then from Galgate some more road work as we followed road through the Wyre valley and as we climbing out of the Wyre Valley we passed by group of road cyclists who soon ran out of steam as we pass them about mile further up the road. We then continue climbing, as we followed the road over Harrisend Fell and then headed through Oakenclough. From Oakenclough we headed along Delph Lane dropping down into the Brock Valley. After passing through Higher Brock Mill, we followed the lanes into Chipping where we stop for some lunch.

After our lunch stop in Chipping, Charlie left us to head back to Conder Green while myself, Peter and Norman did bit more road work to Leagram Mill where we followed the bridleway over to Higher Greystonely, then another short section on the tarmac before following the bridleway over Mellor Knoll which was wet in places but we rewarded with fine view of the Hodder and Langden Valleys. After dropping down into the Langden Valley we stop for a brew at the snack bar near Sykes Farm.

After our brew stop we followed the road through the Trough of Bowland and then down the Marshaw Wyre Valley into the Wyre Valley. After heading through Abbeystead, we followed the road from Lower Green Bank over to Quernmore where Peter left us to head back to Lancaster. Norman and myself headed through Quernmore down to Caton then along the Lune cycleway to Halton where we said our goodbyes.

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