Horses and riders on the Pennine Bridleway

'Street View' on The Mary Towneley Loop

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:

 

Widdop Reservoir

 

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