Cycleways in Pendle
Pendle has a number of dedicated cycleways that generally follow quiet roads or on separate traffic-free lanes, providing good opportunities to cycle to work, school, the shops or for leisure away from traffic.
The Pennine Cycleway is the longest section of the National Cycle Network and passes right through Pendle. It runs for 350 miles from Derby to Berwick-upon-Tweed passing through remote and beautiful scenery in the Peak District, Yorkshire Dales and Northumberland National Parks. It follows quiet country lanes for 80 per cent of its length with the rest on traffic-free paths and tracks.
The Pennine Bridleway is a new national off-road trail being developed by Natural England that will run for 205 miles from Derbyshire to Cumbria. It passes through Pendle crossing the canal in Salterforth.
The Grand Tour of Pendle Route will take you through rugged Pennine moorland and on towards the rural splendour of the Ribble Valley before returning amidst the industrial heritage of the Leeds and Liverpool Canal Corridor.
We are working with Lancashire County Council to develop more cycle lanes where appropriate to link up with the existing traffic-free cycleways.
The Canal and River Trust welcomes considerate cyclists to its towpaths and you don't need a permit to use your bike on any of the towpaths. However, we would ask that you take a look at their Greenways Code for Towpaths before you take to the towpaths. Lots of people visit the waterways, for many different reasons, and everyone is entitled to feel happy and safe whilst they're visiting.
There's lots more information about cycling on our tourism website, Visit Pendle.