South Lakes Group

Your Local off-road cycle touring club

For cyclists who love off-road leisure cycling in the South Lakes and the Yorkshire Dales

Part of the ‘Where’s the Brew stop? The off-road cycle touring website’ The site about off-road cycle touring routes, cyclist’s cafes, local group events, the South Lakes Group and good photos


22nd December 2012: A ride to Glasson.

The food photo at the Refreshment Room on Carnforth Railway Station where the ride start from.

Another view of the Refreshment Room.

A view of Carnforth Railway Station.

Looking back down the Lancaster Canal towpath at Hest Bank.

Looking towards Lancaster on the Lancaster Canal towpath at Hest Bank.

Heading through Lancaster on the Lancaster Canal towpath.

The food photo at The Lantern O’er Lune Cafe in Glasson.

Getting ready to set off out the cafe in Glasson.

Ride Report by Simeon Orme

You can never tell if anyone show up on ride, with bad weather forecast  of  heavy rain for the day, I thought that I would be only person at the start of ride, as I rode to the start of the ride from Halton, I followed the lanes over to the top end of Nether Kellet before following Back Lane in to Carnforth, to my surprise Norman had just at the Refreshment Room on Carnforth Railway Station where the ride was starting from.

So after a lot of chatting and looking of the cafe windows to see if the rain had stop, we could not put it off any longer we unlock our bikes and follow the lanes from Carnforth around to Crag Bank where we cross over the A6 to get on the cycle path along side the Lancaster Canal which we followed for next several miles through Bolton-le-Sands, Hest Bank and Lancaster before coming off the cycle path at Aldcliffe where we followed  Railway Crossing Lane down to Lune Estuary Cycle Path which followed into Conder Green  and as Cafe d’Lune was close until the New Year, we continue on the cycle path into Glasson where we stop for lunch at The Lantern O’er Lune Cafe.

After lunch it was fast ride back up the Lune Valley following the cycle paths through Lancaster up to Halton where the ride broke up as we headed different directions for home.

It had been enjoyable ride in the rain with good company.

You can click here to download  GPS route files of the route. To find out where we going next checkout forthcoming events page and don’t forget to post comment on our forum. Also checkout the What’s New Page to see what’s new on the site and you can also signup for site’s free weekly newsletter. You may find more photos taken on this ride by other members posted up on the South Lakes Flickr Group.


Click here to see photos of the Boxing Day Walk around the Silverdale area or click here to check out other photo galleries on the ‘Where’s the Brew Stop?’ Websites.


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