On taking Bayley for his walk today I decided to go a different way. It wasn't too much of a different way. I simply followed a different path along our sea front, thinking that it would just take us onto higher ground.
This it did, but at the same time, a short way along the route, I discovered that it also makes for a lovely cycle ride.
The reason I have never spotted it before is that the part of it that is convenient for a cycle to join the path is on the other side of a car park. As I don't drive I have never had cause to cut across the car park but instead usually ride along side it on a quiet road that cuts off a long ride along the busy high street.
I have always planned my cycle rides by not only looking on the local map for the quietest areas, but I often walk a ride first to check how hilly, or the best place to cross busy roads.
I always think good planning ahead makes for a lot less stressful and more fun ride.
The particular ride I found today is not actually marked on any map so I am very pleased to now know about it. Not only can it be used purely as a fun ride, but it's also another long stretch I can use to not have to cycle on an actual road when I go from A to B.