6 ISSUES FOR £6 Subscribe to Lancashire Life today click here

10 of the best cycle routes in Lancashire

PUBLISHED: 09:35 30 March 2015 | UPDATED: 12:57 01 June 2016

Cycling in Crook O'Lune, Lune Valley photo from cyclelancashire.com

Cycling in Crook O'Lune, Lune Valley photo from cyclelancashire.com

not Archant

The Lancashire countryside is the training ground for Olympic gold-medalist and Tour de France winner, Bradley Wiggins - we pick our favourites for the amateur rider that take in a bit of scenery and culture

Burnley
There are 3 Burnley Heritage Trails you can take, all of them include the Weaver’s Triangle Visitor Centre but you can choose to visit Queen Mill Textile Museum, Gawthorpe Hall or Towneley Hall. 1.5-3.5km

 

Anglezarke
The Anglezarke Loop is a new challenging multi use route that follows bridleways, byways and short sections of public roads around the uplands of the West Pennine Moors. The Loop is designed for horse riders, mountain bikers and walkers. - 45km

 

Pendle Hill
A full road tour around fringes of the area’s best known and unmistakable landmark, Pendle Hill. The route includes one of the most infamous climbs in cycling – the Nick O’Pendle. 24.5km

 

Preston
Built to commemorate the 2012 Preston Guild, the Guild Wheel is 21 mile cycleway that encircles Preston and takes in popular landmarks such as Avenham Park and Brockholes Nature Reserve - 34km.

 

Garstang
The Winmarleigh Round is a route on flat terrain that starts from the Market Cross and circumnavigates the area surrounding Winmarleigh Hall before heading back to Garstang. - 10km

 

Lancaster
This easy ride takes you from the bustling heart of Lancaster to the open spaces of the Lune Valley. Fine river views naturally feature at many places along the way, with highlights being the historic village of Halton and the dramatic bend of the river at Crook O’Lune. - 20km

 

Gisburn
Gisburn Forest is the largest in Lancashire, climbing above the Ribble Valley with fantastic views of the Forest of Bowland. This family cycle route takes in plenty of widlife and fauna and Rathmell Horse Farm and Stocks Reservoir & Fishery are both nearby. - 9km

 

Foulridge
This route follows the canal towpath from Foulridge and is part of the Pennine Cycleway. You can also take a worthwhile detour to Pendle Heritage Centre in Barrowford - 10km.

 

Clitheroe
The Great Harwood Loop is a cycling route which connects Blackburn with Clitheroe. It highlights the many historical places of interest along the way including Whalley Viaduct and Mitton Hall. - 20km

 

Arnside
A challenging route from Arnside to Kirkby Lonsdale that includes Dalton Crags, Hutton Roof and Farleton Fell taking views of Lancaster Canal and the Howgills. 41km

 

cycleLancashire.com is a brand new website for all things cycling in Lancashire with dozens of routes and information for local cyclers.

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Lancashire Life visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Lancashire Life staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Lancashire Life account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

More from Out & About

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Ever wondered how Clitheroe Castle got that huge hole in its tower? John Lenehan might have the answer after this walk from Sabden.

Read more
Ribble Valley Walks

Overseas royalty and fashion designers have fallen in love with a not so humble Lancashire horse blanket made on the moors above Darwen.

Read more

While many people head north towards the Lake District for walking, the city of Lancaster has plenty on offer for ramblers.

Read more
Lancaster Canals
Tuesday, June 5, 2018

The trail of storm devastation wreaked on Lancashire’s Beacon Fell has cleared the way for a new era of care for our countryside, writes Cathy Darby.

Read more
Friday, June 1, 2018

You don’t have to travel abroad to enjoy a perfect summer holiday. Here’s a round-up of some fantastic destinations across the region.

Read more
Thursday, May 31, 2018

Children now spend less time playing in nature than their parents did, The Lancashire Wildlife Trust’s Molly Toal discusses

Read more
Wednesday, May 23, 2018

There are few finer thing than exploring the countryside surrounding the many rivers situated across the county.

Read more
Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Hearty breakfasts and delicious dinners are just two reasons for walking in this stunning area, as John Lenehan discovers

Read more
Bowland Walks
Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Victoria Smith always loved horses but her high pressure job meant she had little time to ride – until she met a deer in the Forest of Bowland

Read more
Equestrian
Monday, May 14, 2018

Developments underway and planned around the city are celebrating its proud heritage and building for the future

Read more
Preston
Wednesday, May 9, 2018

For almost 25 years, outdoor writers and photographers Dennis and Jan Kelsall have produced guides and articles covering many of the country’s popular walking destinations. Here, Dennis picks five of his favourites.

Read more
Lancaster
Friday, May 4, 2018

Ramsbottom is well known for its food and drink scene, but Rebekka O’Grady meets some arty residents that will inspire your creative side.

Read more
Ramsbottom
Thursday, May 3, 2018

A devastating riding accident may have saved Katherine Beaumont from a life of anxiety and stress. Now she is sharing her experience.

Read more
Equestrian

A unique community musical in Wigan is taking one of George Orwell’s most famous works from the page to the stage and making a song and dance about social inequality.

Read more
Wigan
 
Great British Holidays advert link

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to the following newsletters:

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy



Subscribe or buy a mag today

Local Business Directory

Lancashire's trusted business finder

Job search in your local area



Property Search