Pendle cycleways

Pendle's main cycle route

The main cycleway route runs all the way from Colne to Brierfield with access routes to a number of key centres.

Colne
Starting at the railway station, you go along Cross Street and Bankfield Street and into Greenfield Road, which you follow to Barrowford Locks. Here you turn left and follow the canal towpath towards Nelson, Brierfield and Burnley.

The Pennine Cycleway runs north from the railway station to Foulridge, Salterforth and Barnoldswick. Initially turn right on to the cycle lane alongside Vivary Way to the traffic lights. Cross here into Barrowford Road and then turn into Alkincoats Road. Follow this road into Alkincoats Park where there is a dedicated cycle path passing through and into Red Lane. Cross Red Lane, drop down to Lake Burwain Sailing Club and follow the quiet road for one mile into Foulridge. Here you turn left onto the canal towpath which you can follow to Salterforth, Barnoldswick and beyond.

Barrowford Link
After crossing the canal by Swinden Playing Fields take the right-hand track which crosses Colne Water and passes underneath the M65.

Continue by the pavilion and into Wilton Street onto Gisburn Road in Barrowford.

College Link and Nelson Link (Scotland Road)
As the towpath approaches Scotland Road (you will see the NEL Construction building on the opposite side of the canal), take the right-hand track to come onto a joint cycle/pedestrian lane.

Pass underneath the M65 and follow to meet the pelican crossing opposite the college. As the towpath approaches Scotland Road (you will see the NEL Construction building on the opposite side of the canal), take the right-hand track to come onto a joint cycle/pedestrian lane. You can also cross to Seedhill Athletic Centre. Rather than passing underneath the M65, if you turn left on the lane you can follow Scotland Road into Nelson town centre.

Nelson Link (Carr Road)
Follow the canal underneath Scotland Road and then leave at the next road crossing (Norfolk Street). From here you can either turn left towards Carr Road into Nelson town centre or right to Pendle Street, underneath the M65 to Seedhill Athletic Centre.

Barrowford - Lomeshaye Link
This new section will pass from Nelson and Colne College, past Seedhill and then through Victoria Park and along Park Avenue into the industrial estate.

Lomeshaye Link
Approximately 1km after passing underneath Carr Road there is a right turn signposted to Lomeshaye which takes you along Lomeshaye Road and underneath the M65.

Brierfield Link
Just after passing the BSN factory, leave the canal onto Railway Street. You can either turn left into Brierfield or right towards Fence.

Schools Link
The schools link connects Colne/Nelson to Primet, Fisher More, Gibfield High Schools and Pendle Vale Community College avoiding the main road.

From Colne, the cycleway starts at the junction of Burnley Road and Wackersall Road and follows a track passing Primet School. It crosses the railway line and runs adjacent to it, passing Fisher More and Gibfield schools. It then continues along Oxford Road passing Walton High School to finish at the junction with Walton Lane.