Yesterday (26/12/14) was a yellow alert day for weather & it could snow. It’s overcast so you never know. We decided that a walk up the Lune would be fine – Crook of Lune from Woodies café.
Begin with a coffee (2 x sugars). This walk is in Caton, near to Lancaster. I haven’t been to Lancaster for a while and based on the state of my car, I won’t for a good deal longer —fortunately another of our group did taxi service.
This walk is fairly popular and undemanding other than an ability to navigate the occasional muddy patch. People of all ages walked and rode bicycles up and down parts of the route. As an aside this made getting non-walker piccies tricky. I did my best.
Our route march was 3 or 4 miles, beginning and ending at Woodys Cafe.
On the Cycle Way
We began by following the old railway track that used to run from Lancaster to Kirby Lonsdale. This is now used as a bicycle way. Watch out —moving traffic!
The Lancaster and of this railway track terminates in Glassdon Dock where the Lancaster canal links to the sea. This dock was used for bringing coal in during the miners’ strike.
To the Lune
We’re at the Crook —It’s Stone Skimming Time
Bridge Across the Lune
Woods and Back
Having finished this trail, we immediately went to Woodys for bacon and egg butties (Thx Les). Followed by banter about weight and crispy bacon.
Heysham beckoned so we went down by-roads to see what we could see. The tide was in and the cafe closed so, unfortunately no shots of Morecambe Bay. Back we went, back through the roadworks on the M6, at the Lancaster turn-off –and back to gloomy Rossendale, where a party waited.
The snow waited until evening and its fall was light, intermingled with sleet and rain — temperature between freezing and 6º C.