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Closure at Birch Vale - 9th December 2020

The Pennine Bridleway has been temporarily closed due to a collapsed wall near Birch Vale.

The Pennine Bridleway has been closed to allow repair works to take place to the collapsed wall. Unfortunately there is not an obvious diversion route for users to take in the mean time. Please bear with us; the trail will be opened again as soon as possible.

Birch Vale Closure Plan

Pennine Bridleway diversions in place in Uppermill - June 23rd 2020

The Pennine Bridleway has been closed at Church Road in Uppermill due to a damaged bridge.

The bridge which crosses Church Road on the Pennine Bridleway in Uppermill has been demolished due to irreparable damage. There are two diversions in place, one for horseriders and cyclists and a different one for pedestrians. Please see the links below for more details of the diversions. Options for replacing the bridge are currently being investigated.

Diversion for horseriders and cyclists

Diversion for pedestrians


New Leaflet for Pennine Bridleway

The Pennine Bridleway has a new leaflet, an upgrade on the last one published in 2008 – before most of the route was open!

It provides a summary of what the Pennine Bridleway has to offer; an amazing long-distance route through classic Pennine scenery with miles of off-road tracks, safe road and river crossings, and no stiles or steps to negotiate.  A 205-mile Adventure on Horse, Bike or Foot

Its first outing will be at an international tourism trade event in Utrecht: Fiets en Wandelbeurs.  This is a walking and cycling specialist show and is aimed at encouraging Dutch visitors to spend time exploring the Pennines and enjoying the Northern hospitality.  The National Trail Officer from the Cleveland Way is already booked to attend the show and will be championing all of our National Trails.

You can download a copy here to read online or print for yourself.