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Failsworth to Dovestones Loop Cycle Route

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Cycle Route Details
Route NameFailsworth to Dovestones Loop
Distance : miles (km)26.21  (42.18)
Posted ByTracey
Calories Burned kcal
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Cycle Route Location
County/RegionGreater Manchester
Start LocationFailsworth (off Oldham Road)
End LocationFailsworth (off Oldham Road)
Cycle Steps
Just over 25 mile loop through Daisy nook country park mainly using tow paths, the ride towards heartshead is a reasonable hill and I personally get off and walk in places.

You can choose to turn around from the top of Heartshead pike maybe after a picnic taking in the views of greater Manchester (the ride back down is fun) or carry on over the other side and join the Ashton canal and on to Dovestones/ Uppermill. There is some road works on this route but you get to see some really interesting industrial remnants and architecture.
Landmarks/Pubs for lunch/Sites to see?
Daisy Nook country park cafe, Heartshead pike landmark, a few nice pubs when you join the Ashton canal including one that does 2 for 1 on the turn off the canal to the road to the resevoir.

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