Route Summaries

Pennine Lancashire and South Ribble


Rivington Reservoir

A short family friendly circular ride on quiet lanes and tracks.

Distance – 4.5 miles 
Terrain – Quiet lanes and easy tracks
Grade – Easy
Starting point – Great House Barn, Rivington
Nearest Station - Blackrod
Duration – 1 to 2 hours
Refreshments - Cafe at Great House Barn

Rivington Pike

A circular ride on quiet lanes including Burton in Kendal – Docker – Borwick.

Distance – 17.5 miles (70% off road) 
Short cut option – 8 miles
Terrain – Quiet lanes, bridleways and tracks with some easy/moderate technical sections
Grade – Medium
Starting point – Great House Barn at Rivington
Nearest Station - Blackrod
Duration – 2.5 to 4 hours
Refreshments -  Cafe at Great House Barn, Rivington

Circuit of Darwen

A circular ride of contrasting terrain and scenery from bleak and rugged moors to industrial landscapes. 

Distance – 14 miles (50% off road)
Terrain – Quiet lanes, roads, bridleways and tracks
Grade – Medium
Starting point – Hoddlesden Village Centre
Nearest Station - Darwen (1.4 miles from Hoddlesden)
Duration – 2 to 4 hours
Refreshments -  Store and pub in Hoddlesden, various on route

Billinge Hill and Pleasington

A circular ride through native woodlands, open country visiting the attractive village of Pleasington. 

Distance – 7 miles 
Terrain – Quiet lanes, roads and bridleway
Grade – Easy/Medium
Starting point – Witton Country Park Car Park
Nearest Station - Cherry Tree Station (1.2  miles from Witton Park)
Duration – 1.5 to 2.5 hours
Refreshments -  Cafe at visitor centre at Witton Park 

Tour of Blackburn

A circular ride - from the wooded, secluded Billinge Hill to the commercial/industrial heart of Blackburn.

Distance – 16 miles 
Terrain – Quiet lanes, roads and easy tracks
Grade – Medium
Starting point – Witton Country Park
Nearest Station - Cherry Tree Station (1.2 miles to Witton Park)
Duration – 2 to 4 hours
Refreshments -  Cafe at Witton Country Park 

Victoria Park to Towneley Park (Burnley)

A linear return route following the Leeds-Liverpool canal from Nelson through to the Southern edge of Burnley. 

Distance – 14 miles 
Terrain – Canal Paths
Grade – Easy
Starting point – Victoria Park, Nelson
Nearest Station - Nelson (0.6 miles from Victoria Park)
Duration – 2 to 3 hours
Refreshments -  Kiosk at Victoria Park, Cafe at Barden Mill and Towneley Park 

More route options

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