Widdop Reservoir

In spring 2017 Google loaned one of its backpack-mounted ‘Trekker’ cameras to the rangers who look after Pennine Bridleway, of which the Mary Towneley Loop forms a key part. Able volunteers carried the 15-lens, 25kg camera around the 47 mile loop, capturing 360 degree images as they went. These images have been stitched together and launched online to create the iconic ‘Street View’ footage that people are used to seeing for roads. You can now check out the terrain along every inch of the Mary Towneley Loop before setting out! Take a look at some of the highlights of the Mary Towneley Loop. These locations follow the loop clockwise from the northern tip:

View across Calder Valley to Stoodley Pike

Stoodley Pike and Calder Valley

Watergrove Reservoir memorial woodland

View to Watergrove Reservoir

High Slack Brook, north of Watergrove Reservoir

Top of Leach, Rossendale

Rooley Moor, Rossendale

Healey Dell Nature Reserve

Sheddon Clough Hushings, near Hurstwood

Hurstwood Reservoir