|The King's Highway|
It's 32 miles as the crow flies from this point to the coast, but you can see the sea & Blackpool tower as you climb the hill.
It's a rough old track up to the summit of Great Hameldon, beautiful views down the Rossendale Valley and over Clowbridge Reservoir. From this point it's 3 miles to descent 885feet to my front door (that's a good downhill).
I love freewheeling downhill - I imagine it's what it must feel like when a dog sticks its head out of a car window as it zooms along.
I'm looking forward to trying this out in different seasons, though not sure it will be a viable commute in the ice or when the days are short (but I'm going to try!)