Blackpool to Barrow-in-Furness - Road Cycling Weekend

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Road Cycling
Apr27

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A two day road cycle trip on The Bay Cycle Way from the golden sands of Blackpool to Barrow-in-Furness, near the Lake District.

We'll take in glorious views of the Lakes as we cycle around the coastline of the UK's largest tidal estuary, Morecambe Bay. It is famous for quicksands, seabird wildlife, potted shrimps and boasts some of the best sunsets in the world.

Friday evening: We'll congregate in Blackpool from late afternoon onwards until late evening. Please don't feel in a rush to arrive if you're travelling from further afield. But if you do make it on time, at around 7.30 pm we'll sort out an evening meal at a restuarant, and perhaps some drinks in Blackpool's bars after ... but not too many to spoil our cycling legs!

Saturday: 
Starting from Blackpool, we'll head north through Poulton-le-Fylde and along the coastal road towards the historic city of Lancaster. Here we take a superb off-road cycle path towards Morecambe promenade (enjoying panoramic views of Morecambe Bay and the Lake District). The final stretch of route on day 1 follows the Lancaster Canal tow-path towards our overnight stay in Arnside on the coast.  
Approx. 55 miles

Sunday:
We will curve around Morecambe Bay using the National Cycle Network (route 700) towards Milnthope passing through Cartmel (the home of sticky toffee pudding), Grange over Sands, and Ulverston whilst enjoying beautiful country lanes and coastal paths. Our end destination is Walney Island's two nature reserves, where we will hopefully spot some grey seals!  
Approx. 55 miles

Accomodation
Friday night: 
The Woodley Hotel, 2-3 Lansdowne Place, Blackpool, Lancashire
2 x 4-bedded rooms, 2 x twin rooms
Breakfast included 

Saturday Night:
Arnside Independent Hostel, Oakfield Lodge, Redhills Road, Arnside, Cumbria
2 x 6 bedded rooms. 
Breakfast NOT included

 

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