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Route signs for the Cumbria and Lancashire Cycleways (also NCN route 6 to the right)

Route signs and touring folder on NCN route 6

Route signs on NCN route 6 and the Lancashire Cycleway

Route sign on the Lancashire Cycleway

Route signs on NCN route 6

Junction of NCN routes 90 and 700, Warton

Route sign on NCN routes 6, 90 and 700, Warton

Route sign on the Lancashire Cycleway at Carnforth

Route signs on the Lancashire Cycleway at Carnforth station

Cycle stands and lockers at Carnforth station

Link to the Lancaster Canal in Carnforth

Steps and wheeling channel where NCN routes 6 and 700 leave the Lancaster Canal (to bypass Carnforth)

Steps and wheeling channel where NCN routes 6 and 700 leave the Lancaster Canal (to bypass Carnforth)

Swing bridge over the Lancaster Canal on NCN route 6

NCN route 6 giving a view to Morecambe Bay

Steps to Village Centre, meaning Hest Bank

NCN route 6 in Hest Bank

Sign to Village Centre, meaning Hest Bank

NCN route 6 by the Lancaster Canal

NCN route 6 passing below the Bay Gateway road

Junction of NCN route 6 and the Bay Gateway road

The Lancaster Canal towpath

NCN route 6 leaves the Lancaster Canal here because it takes a very long way around to Lancaster.

NCN route 6 takes this link down to the Lancaster Canal - I don't think there's a sign

Alternative route to the Lancaster Canal

Signs for alternative route from Lancaster to Kendal

Route sign on NCN route 6 to the Lancaster Canal

Route sign on NCN route 6, Lancaster

NCN route 6 leaving Ryelands Park, Lancaster

Barriers on link west from Ryelands Park, Lancaster

Narrow bridge from Ryelands Park, Lancaster

NCN route 6 is supposed to give way to a seemingly less important route in Ryelands Park, Lancaster - but why do there have to be Give Way markings at all?

NCN route 6 tuns left in Ryelands Park, Lancaster

Parallel routes - two shared-use paths and a short bus/bike lane inbetween.

NCN route 6 marker now on the toucan crossing (see #87524)

Off-road route and parallel shared bus/bike lane

NCN routes 6, 69 and 700, Lancaster

Underpass on NCN route 6, Lancaster

Route signs at the north end of the Millennium Bridge, Lancaster (NCN routes 6, 69 and 700)

Cycle parking and the Millennium Bridge, Lancaster

Ramped access and gate in the flood wall by the riverside cycleway (NCN routes 6 and 700) from Glasson Dock to Lancaster

Stepped access over the flood wall to the riverside cycleway (NCN routes 6 and 700) from Lancaster to Glasson Dock

One cycle stand, a bit close to the wall

The riverside cycleway (NCN routes 6 and 700) from Glasson Dock to Lancaster with makeshift segregation beneath the railway viaduct

Awkward kink on the riverside cycleway (NCN routes 6 and 700) from Glasson Dock to Lancaster

Awkward kink on the riverside cycleway (NCN routes 6 and 700) from Lancaster to Glasson Dock

The riverside cycleway (NCN routes 6 and 700) from Glasson Dock to Lancaster

The Lancaster riverside cycleway (NCN routes 6 and 700) towards Glasson Dock

Cyclist passing on the Lancaster riverside cycleway (NCN routes 6 and 700)

This will be a decent link when proper dropped kerbs are installed.

The usual semi-finished look of a new housing development, with piles of asphalt instead of proper dropped kerbs.

Exit from new housing development towards Lancaster station

Access to a new housing development in Lancaster

Routes past Giant Axe Field (?!), Lancaster

Cyclists Dismount - but I think this access to Lancaster station has been closed for years.

Route north from Lancaster station

Cycle route to Lancaster station

Cycle contraflow, Lancaster

Cycleway through intersection, Lancaster (motor vehicles have to turn left)

Leisure Lakes bike shop, Lancaster

Start of canalside cycleway, Lancaster

Start of canalside cycleway, Lancaster

Cycle stands on Queen Square, Lancaster

Sign reminding truck drivers that there are safety mirrors mounted on traffic lights, presumably.

Route sign coming in to central Lancaster

Rather a random spot for a cycle stand

Cycle contraflow, Lancaster

Shared-use footway and two cycle stands

Map of cycle routes with shared-use path and crossing

Touring cyclists stop for excellent pizza

Cycle contraflows, Lancaster

Two-way cycling on Penny St, Lancaster

No Cycling 10am to 5pm and cycle parking

Cycle contraflow and modal filter, Lancaster

No Entry to Motor Vehicles, cycle contraflow lane

No Cycling 10am to 5pm 7 days a week? and cycle parking

No Motor Vehicles on Sun St and cycle contraflow on Church St, Lancaster

Cycle contraflow in the pedestrianised zone (ie no motor vehicles) of Lancaster

Crossing to Church Street contraflow lane, Lancaster

Cut-through to Lancaster castle

No Cycling 10am to 5pm - 7 days a week?

Two cyclists in the Lancaster pedestrian zone

Cut-through in Lancaster

Battered cycle stands - and the orange sign boasts 'parking for 300 cars'

Cycle parking on Dalton Square, Lancaster

Pop-up Covid-19 closure of Dalton Square, Lancaster (the farmers' market has moved here)

Pop-up Covid-19 closure of Dalton Square, Lancaster (the farmers' market has moved here)

Route sign, Lancaster

End of cycle lane, with just a warning sign to drivers.

Crossing between shared-use footways, Lancaster

A shame not to have a direct crossing to the closed road opposite.

Route sign and short stretch of shared-used footway to reach a crossing

Cycle parking and contraflow lane, Lancaster

Car and cycle parking between the contraflow lane and carriageway

Contraflow cycle lane and route map, Lancaster

Contraflow cycle lane, Lancaster

Cycle lane, Lancaster

Lots of space for cycles in the middle of this intersection

Clearly too many drivers are cutting into this cycle lane.

Toucan crossing and big ASL, Lancaster

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