"Round the Island" cycle ride- Cardurnock Peninsula

The Bush is a great starting point for the Cardurnock Peninsula cycle ride. Graded as easy, the ride follows a 25k route along flat safe roads with beautiful views. It passes the wartime naval base at Anthorn (HMS Nuthatch) through the hamlet of Cardurnock towards Campfield Marsh Nature Reserve. The reserve is full of wildlife and the wetland birds are a fantastic sight to behold. After the reserve you come to the footings of the former railway bridge which was known as the Solway Junction Railway (It would be a great boost for the Solway Plain if this was reinstated for cyclists, campervans and light vehicles.) The next point of interest is Bowness on Solway, which is the official end of Hadrians Wall. Continuing along the Hadrian Cycleway will lead you to Port Carlisle or Fisher Cross as it used to be called. At Port Carlisle you will pass the Hope and Anchor pub or rather maybe you shouldnt pass by but stop for some refreshment.

Further along the road from Port Carlisle you will see Glasson Moss Nature Reserve which has cycle stands and boardwalks and is well worth a visit. If the tide and time of year is right you might be able to watch the haaf netters in action before you turn right through Glasson before heading back to the Bush in Kirkbride.

A delightful way to spend a day out and cycles can be hired from Inn at the Bush Limited.

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