The route is currently open between Rose Grove Rail Station on the outskirts of Burnley, where it meets the Padiham Greenway (Route 685), to central Burnley near to Manchester Road Rail Station. Here it connects with Route 68.
It is currently proposed to continue west from Rose Grove Rail Station, mostly along the route of the Leeds and Liverpool Canal to the village of Church near Oswaldwistle.
The route follows a mixture of paths alongside the canal and some small roads.
We have taken all responsible steps to ensure that these routes are safe and achievable by people with a reasonable level of fitness. However, all outdoor activities involve a degree of risk. To the extent permitted by law, Sustrans accepts no responsibility for any accidents or injury resulting from following these routes. Walking and cycling routes change over time. Weather conditions may also affect path surfaces. Please use your own judgement when using the routes based upon the weather and the ability, experience and confidence levels of those in your group.
To make sure everyone gets the most out of their time by the water, please ensure you follow the Towpath Code.