to see a map of the start location.)
Halton car park near Caton, Lancaster
Start form M6 Junction 34. Take A683, direction Kirkby Lonsdale. After barely 400 yards, take the first sharp left turn down very narrow, steep lane (Denny Beck Lane). Follow this about 200 yards down to the bottom and just before a narrow bridge turn right into the carpark of the disused Halton railway station.
Round trip about 16km. This can be extended to Old Heysham village which adds a further 6km.
Start on the quiet, well maintained tarmac cycle track, past Salt Ayre Sports Centre and head east. Onwards then over a railway line and into Morecambe. For the extended route, go left along the sea front; this surface is not as good for rollers but the sea views are worth it. Near Old Heysham the promenade surface is very rumbly for about 1/2km.
Tarmac cycle track in good condition. Promenade surface a bit rough.
Cyclists and walkers are the main problem. In Morecambe you will have to navigate through the supermarket carpark traffic to get to the sea front.
Toilets, cafe and supermarket on seafront at Morecambe and/or pub with beer garden (sometimes closed) or cafe in Old Heysham (100% open so far).
Fine views out to sea. Punk festivals at Morecambe can enliven the tour. The route could be extended even further by moving the start point to the car park at the 'Crook of Lune'. You would then pass through the Halton station car park along your way.