Ancient lanes and old main roads

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Re: Ancient lanes and old main roads

Postby Sweep » 16 Jun 2020, 8:38am

keyboardmonkey wrote:
Sweep wrote:"god's own country" clearly has a fearsome pr team (clear from endless tv progs) but scanning the cover, can i ask if there are any rides in lancashire?


Of the 30 there are 15 in Yorkshire and 3 in Lancashire.

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Re: Ancient lanes and old main roads

Postby Sweep » 16 Jun 2020, 8:40am

JakobW wrote:
Sweep wrote:"god's own country" clearly has a fearsome pr team (clear from endless tv progs) but scanning the cover, can i ask if there are any rides in lancashire?


Cumbria and the Lakes - 7 rides
The North East - 5 rides
North Yorks Moors & Yorkshire Wolds - 5 rides
Yorkshire Dales - 5 rides
West Yorks & South Yorks - 5 rides
Lancashire - 3 rides

I was going to complain I couldn't get my picture of the overview map to upload, but I note that on Jack Thurston's website he's put up the initial section of the book in a book display widget, which will give you the overview map and a list of all the rides: https://lostlanes.co.uk/product/lost-lanes-north/

Thanks jacob.
On the plus side, my bit of lancs probably best located for accessing lots of those, better than lots of yorks :)
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Re: Ancient lanes and old main roads

Postby teamonster » 16 Jun 2020, 10:48am

Sweep wrote:On the plus side, my bit of lancs probably best located for accessing lots of those, better than lots of yorks :)


Just goes to prove the point, the best thing in Lancashire are the roads to Yorkshire ! That's what my mum always told me anyway :D Happy Lancashire Day BTW.

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Re: Ancient lanes and old main roads

Postby Cyril Haearn » 16 Jun 2020, 11:35am

Lancashire day is 27 November actually :wink:
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Re: Ancient lanes and old main roads

Postby teamonster » 16 Jun 2020, 1:39pm

Oops - don't know where I got today from. Still no harm in a double celebration !

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Re: Ancient lanes and old main roads

Postby Sweep » 16 Jun 2020, 1:54pm

teamonster wrote:
Sweep wrote:On the plus side, my bit of lancs probably best located for accessing lots of those, better than lots of yorks :)


Just goes to prove the point, the best thing in Lancashire are the roads to Yorkshire ! That's what my mum always told me anyway :D Happy Lancashire Day BTW.

Thanks :) didn't realise it was that day, think those regional days are a bit daft/maybe just an excuse for execs at county hall to have a free pissup at our expense.
My home town is actually right on the border. Until the 70s reorganisation the border was at the town's river but then they gave us an extra sliver of buffer zone. So close to yorks that some of the words i knew as a kid are probably more associated with yorkshire dialect.
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Re: Ancient lanes and old main roads

Postby Sweep » 16 Jun 2020, 1:55pm

Cyril Haearn wrote:Lancashire day is 27 November actually :wink:

Ah.
Can't be bothered to re-edit my post.
Shows how little i know about such daft things.
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Re: Ancient lanes and old main roads

Postby RickH » 16 Jun 2020, 11:36pm

Cyril Haearn wrote:Lancashire day is 27 November actually :wink:

Every day is Lancashire Day! :D

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Re: Ancient lanes and old main roads

Postby colin54 » 17 Jun 2020, 8:13am

I looked out of the window yesterday, it was pouring down, it looked like Lancashire Day to me.

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Re: Ancient lanes and old main roads

Postby reohn2 » 17 Jun 2020, 8:18am

RickH wrote:
Cyril Haearn wrote:Lancashire day is 27 November actually :wink:

Every day is Lancashire Day! :D

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Re: Ancient lanes and old main roads

Postby reohn2 » 17 Jun 2020, 8:21am

colin54 wrote:I looked out of the window yesterday, it was pouring down, it looked like Lancashire Day to me.

I'm glad I put off pouring the concrete slab for my granddaughter's summer house until today :shock:
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Re: Ancient lanes and old main roads

Postby Sweep » 17 Jun 2020, 8:44am

colin54 wrote:I looked out of the window yesterday, it was pouring down, it looked like Lancashire Day to me.

Yes it does rain a hell of a lot.
Can"t help wondering if the book gives that a passing mention, maybe on initial advice on clothing.
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Re: Ancient lanes and old main roads

Postby reohn2 » 17 Jun 2020, 9:00am

Sweep wrote:
colin54 wrote:I looked out of the window yesterday, it was pouring down, it looked like Lancashire Day to me.

Yes it does rain a hell of a lot.
Can"t help wondering if the book gives that a passing mention, maybe on initial advice on clothing.

Awe c'mon it's barely rained at all for three months with the driest April and May on record,and last winter was hardly a wet one.
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Re: Ancient lanes and old main roads

Postby Sweep » 17 Jun 2020, 9:05am

reohn2 wrote:
Sweep wrote:
colin54 wrote:I looked out of the window yesterday, it was pouring down, it looked like Lancashire Day to me.

Yes it does rain a hell of a lot.
Can"t help wondering if the book gives that a passing mention, maybe on initial advice on clothing.

Awe c'mon it's barely rained at all for three months with the driest April and May on record,and last winter was hardly a wet one.

You',ll pay for it.
Once as an adult i spent three months there - i swear there was barely a dry day. My mum remembers the same.
Pretty sure the rainfall figures will back up this idea of wetness.
And my dad used to say, a local saying i think.
If you can't see Pendle, it's raining.
If you can see Pendle, it's about to rain.
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Re: Ancient lanes and old main roads

Postby reohn2 » 17 Jun 2020, 9:08am

There are by far,less days raining than dry and though the summers are Spanish it's not as bad as you make it out to be,not by a long shot.

EDIT,if you want somewhere wet go to Cumbria :)
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