Cycle Routes in Rossendale
There is no shortage of traffic-free cycling routes in Rossendale:
- The Valley of Stone Greenway (route 92): Rochdale – Whitworth via Healey Dell Nature Reserve – Whitworth – Shawforth – Britannia – Stacksteads (Riverside Park) – Brandwood (Rake Head Lane) – Waterfoot (Lench Road) – Cloughfold (Hill End Lane) routes open.
- The Mary Towneley Loop consists of a 47-mile ride along park hole trails that travels along the Lancashire and Yorkshire boundary. This loop falls under the Pennine Bridleway; a 350-mile ride from Derbyshire to Northumberland when completed.
- The Stubbins to Haslingden (route 6) is 12km long and is great for commuters and leisurely cyclists alike, following the old railway tracks. Strongstry – Lumb Viaduct – Helmshore (Station Road – Textile Museum) – Haslingden (Grane Road – Ogden Brook) – Baxenden – Accrington
- A new cycle route is underway following the Rochdale to Rawtenstall old railways.