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Lancashire Cycleways

keithc440keithc440 Posts: 277
Lancashire County Council have mapped out what look like two excellent cycle routes in the Northern and Southern loop. I have received a leaflet from them which has maps indicating their route but unfortunately they do not seem detailed enough to follow on their own. I have however noticed the signs indicating the route out on the road. I was wondering if it is possible to navigate the routes in practice without a map and if anyone had done so ?


  • wriggywriggy Posts: 102
    Don't know much about the route but it sounds suspiciously like sustrans approach of letting you know things are out there, then making you buy the maps. The Lancashire council web site links to Cicerone who have a guide book for the loop I assume this gives the detail of the route.
  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 79,692
    Hi Keith,
    The route is very well signed and easy to follow.
    I have done both loops without the need for maps.
    There are some fairly steep sections but you shouldn't need the granny ring. :)
  • passoutpassout Posts: 4,609
    I've done some sections in the North & it's easy to follow the signs. Some good riding around Silverdale/Arnside.
    'Happiness serves hardly any other purpose than to make unhappiness possible' Marcel Proust.
  • jibijibi Posts: 2,463
    Lancashire is so beautiful, if you get off route it's still fantastic.
    I have done both loops and recommend them to everyone.
    Lots of hills, flat lands, wind but most of all good cafes.

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