Research says that exercising in the great outdoors can be more beneficial than indoors – and it’s especially good for our mental health. After a long winter of lockdown, what better way to recharge, get out in the fresh air and explore the stunning countryside than cycling around Pendle and the surrounding areas, followed by a night of home comforts and good food in a Lavender hotel.
Cycle routes to explore
There are three signposted cycle routes in the largest forest in Lancashire. Suitable for mountain bikes and takes from 1 to 2 hours, depending on the route you take. Find out more.
This 3- to 4-hour Cross O’Greets circuit offers a beautiful way of experiencing the high moorland of the northern Bowland block. Find out more.
Grand Tour of Pendle
Explore the beauty of this peaceful area travelling through bustling market towns and heather-clad moorlands on this demanding 2.5- to 3.5-hour hill route. Find out more.
For a more family-friendly route, try heading north on the Leeds and Liverpool canal. You can stop along the way for refreshments and rest in Salterforth village. Find out more.
Pennine Cycle Way
Another family-friendly option, this route forms part of the National Cycle Network. It’s perfect for families and beginners with a 40km route following the towpath of the Leeds and Liverpool Canal. Along the way, pay a visit to Pendle Heritage Centre, discover the historic lime kiln and canal cruises at Foulridge, and the must-see lock at Greenberfield. Find out more.
The Lancashire Cycleway
If you’re looking for a real challenge, this 280-mile route is rated in the top 10 cycling rides in the country. It takes you around the edge of the Pennine Hills to experience the majestic countryside views. Find out more.
Bike rental is available in Pendle if required.
Stay with us and make the most of it
Lavender Hotels Summer of Fun means you can stay in one of our hotels on an all-inclusive break to make the most out of the great outdoors and refuel and recharge indoors. Enjoy a two-course dinner, evening drinks, bed and breakfast from £149, just £74.50 per person.
Find out more and book HERE.