Walking & mountain biking

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IMG_5157There are lots of great routes for walkers and cyclists of all abilities in and around Kelbrook.

The Leeds-Liverpool canal is easily accessed, offering some lovely wide, flat towpaths.

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Canal boats on the Leeds-Liverpool, including the wittily-named Baj Mahal!

There is also the disused railway line running through Kelbrook which offers a pleasant short walk to the neighbouring village of Foulridge.

Gisburn Forest, in the Forest of Bowland, designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, offers some great tracks for mountain bikers of all abilities.

Pendle’s Three Peaks – Pendle Hill, Weets Hill and Boulsworth Hill – are right on the doorstep.

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We are close to the National Cycle Route 91, the Lancashire Cycleway, and National Cycle Route 68, the Pennine Cycleway.

The Lancashire Cycleway is a challenging 280-mile cycle tour of the county, rated one of the top 10 cycle rides in the country. It skirts the edge of Burnley on a rollercoaster route around the edge of the Pennine Hills with many ups and downs.

The Pennine Cycleway, which runs from Derby to Berwick upon Tweed, crosses into Lancashire from Yorkshire past Cliviger Wind Farm, before making a grand entry into Burnley via Towneley Park. From Burnley it follows the canal to Barnoldswick. Another arm of the Pennine Cycleway runs direct from Hebden Bridge to Colne.

For more information about the countryside in this area and all it has to offer for walkers and cyclists click on the Visit Pendle website, the Visit Lancashire website or the Welcome to Yorkshire website.

See the video below for a taste of the views from the moors above Kelbrook.

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