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Marsden & The Colne Valley

The Colne valley's a special place to discover, whether you're heading for the hills or exploring the valley bottom, through which the now-restored Huddersfield Narrow canal snakes its way.

Old moorland packhorse routes provide plenty of scope for exciting off-road biking. One historic route, Rapes Highway from Marsden across the Pennine ridge to Littleborough, was nearly lost for ever in 1908 when the landowner put up 'no trespassing signs; fortunately Marsden town council battled through the courts to keep the track open for all.

CYCLE ROUTE
GRADE DISTANCE
     
Cycle Grade
11.1 miles/17.8km
© Pennine Prospects 2012.
Routes compiled by Walk England.
© Photography by Steven Morgan,
www.stevemorganphoto.co.uk
all images © Pennine Prospects.
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