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