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Pennine Bridleway National Trail

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Location iconKirkby Stephen
Woman horse riding on Pennine Bridleway National Trail in Kirkby Stephen

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Attraction Information

Pennine Bridleway National Trail is the only National Trail that was designed specifically to be used by horse riders, but also offers a fantastic challenge for cyclists. There are places to rent bikes or horses, if you fancy travelling that way, or you can simply take a wonderful walk with the kids.
The route follows a succession of different tracks and surfaces, some of which can be a challenge, but you will pass through some beautiful and varied countryside, with plenty of wildlife to look out for, especially at the Chee Dale Nature Reserve.
There are historic mill towns and markets towns along the way that you can visit, plus the Leeds Liverpool Canal, the Rochdale Canal, and Hollingworth Lake, which is a 130 acre reservoir that is a hive of activity for adventure sports including climbing.
From the Lancashire moors to the Yorkshire Dales, whichever section you choose to explore on this Trail, you will find plenty to enchant the kids, plus get some exhilarating exercise in the great outdoors.

Opening hours

Public space, always open.



Kirkby Stephen,
CA17 4LL,

Phone number

0300 0601840


Free to visit.


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