RSF South Lakes Group Photo Galleries

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mrjemm
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Re: RSF South Lakes Group Photo Galleries

Postby mrjemm » 26 Dec 2013, 5:50pm

Simeon wrote:Yes going turn it into the picnic area and plant some native trees, hopefully in few years time they may get around to extending the cycle path up the Lune Valley to Hornby.


I think it would be nice if they would take it all the way to Wennington, where the old rail line joins the current one, getting in Hornby, Wray and Wennington. Currently cycling, or even walking beyond Claughton is fairly hazardous, being quite a fast, narrow stretch, with no pavement for pedestrians, so this would improve matters for leisure and commuting riders. Well, everyone.

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Re: RSF South Lakes Group Photo Galleries

Postby geocycle » 26 Dec 2013, 6:05pm

mrjemm wrote:
Simeon wrote:Yes going turn it into the picnic area and plant some native trees, hopefully in few years time they may get around to extending the cycle path up the Lune Valley to Hornby.


I think it would be nice if they would take it all the way to Wennington, where the old rail line joins the current one, getting in Hornby, Wray and Wennington. Currently cycling, or even walking beyond Claughton is fairly hazardous, being quite a fast, narrow stretch, with no pavement for pedestrians, so this would improve matters for leisure and commuting riders. Well, everyone.


Yes, this is a much needed link. Even if it gets to Hornby the road to Wennington is not too bad. Unfortunately, I think a lot of the old line has been sold off and any alt would be very close to the river and prone to flooding. Might have to be something along the main road. Would certainly make cycle commuting to Lancaster from Hornby more possible. The ride on the main road is ok in the light but I wouldn't want to do it at night.

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Re: RSF South Lakes Group Photo Galleries

Postby Simeon » 26 Dec 2013, 6:07pm

I think you find there political will to extend it as far Hornby but like every thing else it down to finding the money to pay for it and buy the land, its case keep reminding local politicans about these things or they never happen! There another disuse railway line which run from Clapham Station up top end of the Lune Valley near Tebay would make another good cycle path.

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Re: RSF South Lakes Group Photo Galleries

Postby geocycle » 26 Dec 2013, 6:17pm

Simeon wrote:I think you find there political will to extend it as far Hornby but like every thing else it down to finding the money to pay for it and buy the land, its case keep reminding local politicans about these things or they never happen! There another disuse railway line which run from Clapham Station up top end of the Lune Valley near Tebay would make another good cycle path.


Yes, it has always been part of the plan. The objections are from Claughton residents who see it as being v close to their gardens.... I've not been close enough to understand the argument but it does look as if the line is actually part of at least one garden now (with all the railway memorabilia).

Clapham to Tebay would be good. I'll get the map out!

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Re: RSF South Lakes Group Photo Galleries

Postby mrjemm » 26 Dec 2013, 6:46pm

Floods right up to that garden, so I've always thought they'd be the fly in the ointment for this idea.

Didn't know about the Clapham to Tebay one either, that would be really good too, and long. Right around/through the Howgills? Would that be related to the viaduct by the M6 in the bottleneck south of Tebay/North of Sedburgh?

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Re: RSF South Lakes Group Photo Galleries

Postby Simeon » 26 Dec 2013, 7:32pm

Yes it is mrjemm, there small section of Clapham Station to Tebay line which is permitted bridleway near Holme Open Farm see this link http://blog.southlakesgroup.org.uk/?p=582 for more information.

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26th December 2013 Boxing Day Walk

Postby Simeon » 27 Dec 2013, 9:03pm

Image

A view of Hawes Water, you can see rest of the photos of the South Lakes Group's Boxing Day Walk around the Silverdale Area at this link http://www.southlakesgroup.org.uk/2013photogallery/december/26th.html

Simeon
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4th January 2014 ride to Brockholes National Park Centre

Postby Simeon » 21 Apr 2014, 7:54pm

ImageJohn looking at view the summit of climb up Dubbs Road. by simeonorme, on Flickr

You can see rest of the 4th January ride photo of the ride to to Brockhole National Park Centre at this link http://www.southlakesgroup.org.uk/2014photogallery/4th.html

Simeon
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12th January 2014 Ride to Lupton

Postby Simeon » 21 Apr 2014, 8:35pm

ImageGetting ready to set off from Cafe by simeonorme, on Flickr

You can see rest of the photos of the 4th January ride to Lupton at this link http://www.southlakesgroup.org.uk/2014photogallery/12th-january.html

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19th January: A ride to Fox's Pulpit

Postby Simeon » 21 Apr 2014, 8:51pm

ImageHeading down the bridleway to Firbank. by simeonorme, on Flickr

You can see rest of photos of the 19th January ride to Fox's Pulpit at this link http://www.southlakesgroup.org.uk/2014photogallery/19th-january.html

Simeon
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25th January 2014 ride to Great Stone of Fourstones

Postby Simeon » 21 Apr 2014, 9:09pm

ImageNorman at start of the climb up to Lowgill Church. by simeonorme, on Flickr

You can see rest photos of the 25th January ride to Great Stone of Fourstones at this link http://www.southlakesgroup.org.uk/2014photogallery/january-25th.html

Simeon
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1st February 2014 ride to Cark

Postby Simeon » 22 Apr 2014, 7:13pm

ImageHeading down the public byway to A590. by simeonorme, on Flickr

You can see rest of photos of 1st February ride to Cark at this link http://www.southlakesgroup.org.uk/2014photogallery/february/1st.html

manybikes
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Re: RSF South Lakes Group Photo Galleries

Postby manybikes » 22 Apr 2014, 8:43pm

I wondered where you had gone. I look forward to these inspirational photos. Well done

mrjemm
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Re: RSF South Lakes Group Photo Galleries

Postby mrjemm » 22 Apr 2014, 9:02pm

manybikes wrote:I wondered where you had gone. I look forward to these inspirational photos. Well done


Me too Simeon, but been enjoying the pics on your own site, riding along the routes in my head, more and more motivated to get out at next opportunity. Plotting to trespass on some of your routes! :wink:

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Re: RSF South Lakes Group Photo Galleries

Postby Simeon » 22 Apr 2014, 9:05pm

Hi Manybike,

You may like to bookmark the What's New Page at this link http://www.southlakesgroup.org.uk/whatsnew.html to keep update with what happening on the South Lakes Group website.

with regards

Simeon


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