Don’t drop off by the golfcourse (i.e. towards lake)…follow to the end of the track (Lydgate), it’s a fun track. I also rate sticking to the Pennine Bridleway (PBW) past the animal sanctuary via Chelburn reservoir…that’s another fun descent down towards the canal. You can use the canal for a mile or two before heading back up on the PBW towards Stoodley . The canal is always good for bailing out / getting back quickly towards Littleborough.
Can anyone comment on a route that I was hoping to ride on Friday? Just some other alternative bits to try and get the best out of it.
Plan was to park at Hurstwood and ride up the pennine bridleway towards Tod. The idea was to come down past the golf course? And then across the road and take the bridleway that runs under stoodly? Down to Hebden Bridge then back round to Widdop Res. Back over the top to finish with the long downhill back to Hurstwood.