We stayed at The Lion Inn at Settle last night, another quality pub/hotel. Good food, damn good ale, a very comfortable place, and again very good service!
for much of the morning.
Plodding on through Bolton-by-Bowland, then Sawley, the drizzle dried up, and the sun came out!
A peaceful looking river from the bridge at Sawley, and just around the corner were the ruins of Sawley Abbey.
Just a few more miles to do, which was along the busy A59 , but a deserted cycle lane made the final plod to Clitheroe quite comfortable, and all the better when met by Julie and Kevin at the top of the road into Clitheroe town centre - armed with a most welcome flask of coffee!!
All in all, a comfortable, easy 17 miles, 517 now in total.
Alec Hawkes milko on the plod, in Lancashire.