Pennine Bridleway Link Routes

21st August 2013
In addition to the main National Trail route from Derbyshire to Cumbria work has also been progressing on key link routes. The 17 mile Calder Aire link running from Bingley to the Mary Towneley Loop near Widdop in Calderdale, opened in 2007.  The route of this link is shown on the map (you will need to tick the link route box).  A pdf with route directions and maps will also be displayed.
The next link to open will be the 42 mile West Pennine Link running from Smithills Hall near Bolton to join the Mary Towneley Loop near Clowbridge Reservoir in Rossendale. This link has required the negotiation and construction of several new sections of bridleway, the latest of which lies near Darwen. Lancashire County Council, Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council and Bolton Metropolitan Borough Council have all worked hard to develop the 42 mile route.  
The authorities have also cooperated to develop the West Pennine Perimeter route which, when combined with the West Pennine Link will effectively complete another great Loop. Until such time as this “West Pennine Loop” is completed, Trail users can sample what the West Pennine Moors has to offer by trying the 30 mile “Anglezarke Loop” using some of the newly created bridleways. A leaflet giving further information on the Anglezarke Loop is available to download from the West Pennine Moors website

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Nook - buildings on the Calder Aire link