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New mountain bike trail in the South Pennines

The South Pennines offers two-wheeled thrills alongside a window into the area’s historical and ecological importance.

Worsthorne Moor, above Burnley, has been the site of a large project, which has not only seen the restoration of internationally important heather and peatland, but also the installation of Hurstwood Reservoir Mountain bike Trail.

Lancashire County Council and […]

Walk or ride in the South Pennines over Christmas and the New Year

Walker on Marsden Moor

Blow away the winter cobwebs with a walk across the tops or an exhilarating cycle ride in the South Pennines this Christmas and New Year.

At this time of year the lists of jobs to be completed, from getting the last few Christmas bits to preparing for parties, can become […]

Launch of the Reservoir Trails Project with New Mobile Phone App

Hollingworth Lake

A new mobile phone ‘app’ will bring the history, culture and wildlife of the South Pennines landscape to a new audience.

The new phone ‘app’ is part of the Reservoir Trails project, which includes eight walking routes around the reservoir landscape in the moors between Littleborough and […]

The South Pennines is a land of opportunity

Standedge Tunnel, Marsden

The Pennine Prospects Annual Conference brought together a wide range of people from across the South Pennines and beyond to discuss the economic and social opportunities available for all in the area.

Pam Warhurst, Chair of Pennine Prospects, sent out a rallying call to put the […]

South Pennines Walk and Ride Festival

Challenges abound in this year’s South Pennines Walk and Ride Festival with charity fundraisers and skills training days on offer alongside the traditional guided tours in the stunning uplands.

Three charity events will take place during this year’s South Pennines Walk and Ride Festival, which runs from Saturday, September 7 to Sunday, September 22. The […]

Get ready for the Tour de Yorkshire

Tour of the Vosgue (Mobile phone photo: Stuart Coleman©2013)

PICTURE a small boy cycling to the tops above Hebden Bridge to write an encouraging message on the road in chalk; the scene is set for Le Grand Depart and the South Pennines Walk and Ride Festival.

With the Grand Depart of the Tour De […]

Free online guides to walking, riding and cycling in the South Pennines

Walkers can explore the South Pennines this Easter with a new series of Watershed Walks available free online.

Trails looking at the area’s heritage, archaeology and geology offer walkers different ways to experience the South Pennines, whether as a visitor to the area or as a resident seeing their own village or landscape in a […]