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Agecroft to Edgworth and Rivington Pike Circular Cycle Route

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Cycle Route Details
Route NameAgecroft to Edgworth and Rivington Pike Circular
Distance : miles (km)35.21  (56.66)
Posted ByN Bland
Calories Burned kcal
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Cycle Route Location
County/RegionGreater Manchester
Start LocationAgecroft Road (A6044), Agecroft
End LocationAgecroft Road (A6044), Agecroft
Cycle Steps
This route is mostly off road or on lanes, using parts of National Cycle Route 5 and Lancashire Cycleway. The route climbs gradually to Affetside and on through Entwistle and Belmont. It then goes north of Winter Hill, from where you can see Blackpool Tower, Liverpool Cathedral and the Welsh Hills on a clear day. It then returns by passing close to Rivington Pike. There are busy roads through Bolton to Moses Gate Country Park. You then go along Irwell and an overgrown canal overlooking Irwell to Ringley and then Clifton Country Park to Agecroft. Strenuous. 4.5 - 5 hours.
Landmarks/Pubs for lunch/Sites to see?
Affetside, Entwistle, Winter Hill, Rivington Pike, Moses Gate, Clifton Country Park.

Your comments?
posted by:bloompRating : difficult :
Nice route with some great scenery!

If you want to miss out Bolton traffic, take New Chapel Ln after leaving Georges Ln and follow down to Middlebrook roundabout and head towards stadium.

Turn left onto Lostock Ln and the Middlebrook Cycle Trail leading right into town ( need cross over to rhs railway at Lostock Rail Station then along canal). Exit canal onto College Way then Fletcher St, Lever St, Nelson St, Crescent Rd, (all back roads) left onto Green Ln and right onto original route on Manchester Rd.

I've been all over the tracks and trails between Mt Sion Rd and Ringley Rd West but never ventured to Philips Park Rd. Nice one! Great ride!

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