Starting in the village of Wray, in the Lune Valley this route crosses Salter Fell [Hornby] on Salter Fell Road, an isolated Roman road between the villages of Wray and Slaidburn.
Like the best routes, it’s a steady but sometimes challenging climb to the top, with an equally long and sometimes rocky descent over the River Hodder and into Slaidburn.
Its difficult to loop this route without miles of tarmac back to your start point, failing that turn back on yourself and try it in reverse.
Its about as remote as you can get in these parts, I got caught out with a ripped tyre so had to t it easy down the best descents because I didn’t fancy walking. It’s the kinda route I would take it very easy on if riding solo. On the whole, excellent!
Total Distance: 14.1 Miles
Total Climbing: 3319.2 ft
Time: 2.52 hrs
Off-road: 9.1 mi
On-road: 5 mi
Climbing Distance: 6.3 mi
Descent Distance: 7 mi
Flat Distance: 0.9 mi
Terrain: Short tarmac sections, hard packed bridleway, very rocky in places.
Start Point: N 54 06.095 W 2 36.456 The village of Wray A683 Lancaster. nearest train station Clapham Junction approx 12m.
- School Lane, of Main Street Wray, a short but sometimes quite steep tarmac climb.
- Left, tarmac onto Moor Lane.
- Left at Salter onto Hornby Road which graduates from tarmac into bridleway (Salter Fell Road).
- Salter Fell Bridleway.
- Woodhouse Lane (tarmac) into Slaidburn.