Lancashire Routes Cycling Project for the North-West

A small charity based in Swinton near Manchester they get up to all sorts of things promoting cycling to the public. The latest of their ventures is to produce a series of leaflets "Lancashire by Saddle" in partnership with Lancashire County Council.

So far they've produced two free leaflets which provide basic information about our rights and responsibilities when riding on bridleways. The third is a map which highlights all the bridleways in the West Pennine Moors/Lancashires Hill country, from Greater Manchester in the south to Blackburn/Burnley in the North showing the excellent bridleway link from Burnley to Rossendale and on to Rochdale. The new permissive route from Bolton to Blackburn over Darwen Moor. Also featuring a detailed map of the popular Lever Park/Rivington Pike area. Use the map to put together your own routes from 5 miles to 50.

Future publications from Lancashire by Saddle include maps of The Ribble Valley and The Trough of Bowland , as well as more detailed cycle routes. New information will be posted here as it becomes available.

These routes should be pretty good as they've been researched by a seasoned route writer. If you ride 'em let us know where they come on the scale from frown to grin. For more information on Lancashire By Saddle, and a wide range of publications on cycle routes in the North West contact...

Cycling Project for the North West
Environmental Institute
Bolton Road
Manchester M27 8UX
Phone 0161-794 1926
Fax 0161-794 8072