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

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9th December 2012: A ride to Botton Bridge.

The cake photo at the Bridge House Farm Tearoom  where the ride started from.

Wood at side of the road near Above Beck.

The view looking across the fields towards the Roeburn  Valley and beyond.

Looking back down the road towards Wray.

Stopping to look at the view.

Following the road across White Moss.

The signpost for Thrushgill.

The start of the public byway down to Botton Bridge.

Heading down the public byway.

A warning sign.

Botton Bridge.

Looking back down the track.

The view looking back along the track from Botton Head.

The view from the bridge over Whitray Beck

Looking back down the road to Botton Head.

The war memorial in Lowgill.

A view of Mill Bridge at Lowgill.

The view looking up to church at Lowgill.

A view of the Old School at Lowgill.

A view of Lowgill Church.

A fern on the church wall.

Sheep in a field.

Christmas Scene in Wray.

The cake photo at tearoom at Hornby Post Office.

The view from the Loyn Bridge looking down the River Lune.

Looking across the fields down into Lune Valley from Aughton Road.

Ride Report by Simeon Orme

Another sunny day and yes it was cold but I was only member of the group at start of the ride inside Bridge House Farm Tearooms in Wray, I soon warm up in the tearoom after my ride up from Halton over coffee and cake.

After my brew it was back out into cold again but soon warm up again on the climb out of Wray up to Above Beck, then it was bit of up and down road as I followed the lanes up to White Moss at 235 metres before following the road down to Botton Mill Bridge where I headed up Botton Road, once passed Lower Thrushgill, I turn on to the only track that I was doing on ride, the public byway to Botton Head, you will know you are on the right track due to Weak Bridge at the start of the track. So I headed down the track to Botton Bridge where I stop to take a photo of the bridge before following the track up to Botton Head.

After getting back on the tarmac at Botton Head, I followed the road pass Whitray and then over Starkers Moor to the Lythe Fell Road which was highest point of the ride at 300 metres.

Once I crossed over Green Syke Bridge, I turn on to Lythe Lane which soon turn into Silly Lane which I followed down to High lvah.

From High lvah, I followed Lowgill Lane through Lowgill down to Mill Bridge where I followed the road up to Lowgill Church where I had look around the Church and the Old School House which is now village hall for Lowgill.

From the church, I followed the road up Knott Hill to Higher Stock Bridge where I turn on to the High Road which soon turn into Spen Brow before coming out on the road between Low Bentham and Wray.

So I followed the tarmac down into the Hinburn Valley through Mill Houses and Wray where I join the B6480 which followed through to Hornby where I had refueling stop at Hornby Post Office Tearooms.

Then headed back to Halton via the Lyon Bridge and then through Eskrigge and Aughton.

You can click here to download 14.2 mile GPS route files of the route starting in Wray or click here to download a 30.6 mile GPS route files of the route starting at Halton Station. 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 ride photos of the 16th December ride of the South Lakes Group to Dandra Garth or click here to check out other photo galleries on the ‘Where’s the Brew Stop?’ Websites.


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