There are plenty of train stations along the route, including where the two loops intersect at Whalley.
So, you can enjoy the route as a long cycle challenge or in shorter, day-ride-length sections. Lancaster and Blackpool make good starting points.
You’ll enjoy views of the fascinating Lancashire landscape, including Pendle Hill, Winter Hill, Morecambe Bay and the West Pennine Moors.
The northern loop takes in the quiet lanes of northwest Lancashire, open moors and the Forest of Bowland Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
You’ll also pass through villages like Arnside and Silverdale, and the Leighton Moss RSPB Nature reserve.
The southern loop takes you on a tour of the area’s historic towns and villages of West Lancashire, including Blackburn, Burnley and Chorley.
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.