Ingleton - Thornton in Lonsdale
A bike ride starting from the centre of Ingleton and reaching into the fringes of The Lune valley towards the village of Thornton in Lonsdale.
eye-catching views throughout this ride. Expect fine views of limestone cliffs, The Three Peaks, underground caves and on a clear day views of the sea at Morecambe Bay, As usual Pendle Hill looms in the distance.
The rides mainly off-road, but includes probably one of the best short tarmac sections I know, lots of eye candy and very chilled
Easy enough overall and there’s at least a couple of fairly decent downhill sections to look forward to towards the end, nothing too challenging.
Expect some grassy slow-going sections midway and the pasture climb from Kingsdale is too steep to ride (its hard enough walking).
Overall its fairly slow going
Climbing distance: mi 2.5
Descent distance: mi 3.2
Flat distance: mi 5.5
Varied, flat tarmac into Kingsdale valley, Steep, muddy & rocky bridleways
Park up on Oddies Lane in Ingleton village, somewhere close to the old railway bridge
Acend Oddies Lane, its a bit of a pull
As the tarmac levels out turn left through the gate onto the Bridleway & past the farm, towards Thornton Lane
Behind the farm follow signs for waterfall walk
descend on Bridlway amd cross the stream either by bridge or riverbed if you dont mind getting wet so early in the ride
Turn right onto Thornton Lane tarmac, a seriously pleasant few miles of tarmac ahead
Through gate on your left, and climb the grass hill, its un rideable and a fair push to get you bike up
You should hit a gate thats been obstructed with large rocks, you need to get to the other side somehow
Your going left after getting through the gate, the track starts muddy and difficult but very quickly turns into nice singletrack
After about gates, theres a lovely bridleway decent, If its a clear day you can see the sea & The Howgills.
Turn left at the barn & power pylon, Follow until you hit tarmac
Turn right down tarmac at the bench & first left towards Ingleton past the
Marton Arms pub if you fance a quick one
added by: jake - Tue Jul 14
Food & stuff
We were a bit mythed, looking forward to a few pre ride pies from Pearsons the award winning Ingleton butcher. Only to find out they werent open Tuesdays.
A horde of locals persuaded us that the shop next door sold good pies, and they were right. (just one shop down)
Also try Inglesport Cafe for full English, and the New Inn at Clapham a couple of miles away for the best local beer garden.
start point - oddies lane. somewhere under the railway bridge'
climb oddies lane...'
left onto farm track'
left behind houses - following waterfalls walk signs'
right onto Thornton Lane - tarmac'
left and climb...'
left through gate...'
left - tarmac to ingleton..'
Escape Bikes 015242 41226 Ingleton
Inglesport - The Outdoor Shop 015242 41146 Ingleton more bike shops
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