29 miles, Grade C: Thornton Hough to Ellesmere Port via Irby

Distance: 29 miles total (return to Thornton Hough), 20 miles to lunch at Ellesmere Port Boat Museum.

Starts from Thornton Hough Village Hall.

From Thornton Hough the ride goes in the *wrong* direction as far as Irby, then turns right to Thingwall, and right again through Barnston Dale and then immediately left to Storeton, Bebington, Port Sunlight and via the old railway path to Bromborough.  From there it goes via Eastham Woods and North Road to Ellesmere Port Boat Museum where the cafe serves light meals, sandwiches and snacks.

After lunch some riders may choose to make their own way home but the route continues back to Thornton Hough via Little Sutton, Hooton Station, Willaston and Raby.

It is not a hilly ride but Rest Hill, although quite short, is fairly steep.

Link to route:  https://www.komoot.com/tour/560695764



29 miles, Grade C
Created by Paul Malloy