On a particularly sunny day during your Moss Wood holiday, you might feel brave enough to go exploring, and we would suggest that the best way of doing this in the area is using a bike. Whether you’re using your own bikes, or hiring your own, there are a number of picturesque locations that are easily reachable on two wheels.

Road Bike

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On a particularly sunny day during your Moss Wood holiday, you might feel brave enough to go exploring, and we would suggest that the best way of doing this in the area is using a bike. Whether you’re using your own bikes, or hiring your own, there are a number of picturesque locations that are easily reachable on two wheels.

So have a look below at some great places to cycle to, along with basic routes you can take. You might be exploring on your own, or even with family and friends, but cycling around Cockerham as well as the surrounding area can be very rewarding. So pack a rucksack and get on the road!

Garstang

Garstang Cross

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22-minute journey (one way)

Best Route

The shortest trip out of our cycle routes, heading to Garstang shouldn’t take longer than twenty-five minutes, so can be easily done in a morning or a lazy afternoon. The most direct route is taking the A6 south, before taking a left onto the B6430 that should take you all the way into Garstang. On the route back, try taking the slightly longer canal path for a change of scenery.

Glasson Dock

Glasson Dock

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30-minute journey (one-way)

Best Route

Cycling out to Glasson Dock shouldn’t take long, especially if you take Lancaster Road (A588), which should take you directly north, then the B5290 west. Once you are past the main roads, you’ll be into Glasson Dock, where you can take in the sights of the Marina and the view over the River Lune. Pack some lunch or even nip into one of the pubs or cafes in the area. You can take the same route on the way back or even take quieter country lanes of Jeremy Lane and Moss Lane, that bring you back onto the A588.

Dolphinholme

Dolphinholme

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34-minute journey (one way)

Best Route

Getting to the village of Dolphinholme is fairly easy, taking a number of country lanes and crossing over the M6. On the edge of the Forest of Bowland, it’s a perfect spot for exploring an area of outstanding beauty and perhaps eating lunch looking out onto the River Wyre.

Lancaster

Lancaster Castle

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48-minute journey (one-way)

Best Route

A cycle up to Lancaster will allow you to take in all the sights of the historical city, including the castle and memorial at Williamson’s Park. The route takes the A588 north, past Glasson Dock and onto the Lune Estuary Footpath. After great views over the River Lune, and passing Lancaster Golf Club, you just need to take Aldcliffe Hall Drive and Aldcliffe Road towards the city centre. Great for a day out around the city, take the same route back to watch the sun go down.

Fleetwood

Fleetwood

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1 hour 3-minute journey (one way)

Best Route

A slightly longer journey, this cycle route also incorporates a ferry crossing over the River Wyre, so you might need to time your trip right with the crossing schedule. Once again pick up the A588 west towards the coast and then turn off towards Knott End-on-Sea, which will allow you to jump on the ferry. Once you’re across, take the Esplanade down the coast and explore the town of Fleetwood. On the way back you can either take the ferry again, or take the long route via the Shard bridge (but this will add another 30 minutes onto your journey).

If you’re thinking of going on a great cycling holiday, book in at Moss Wood today!

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