265 metres climb
Risk assessed route
Distance - 12.7 miles
Bike suitability - Mountain Bike,Hybrid (road tyres)
Route rating
4 stars
(18 reviews)
Create Ride

Your .pdf route card download should begin shortly if it has not started please click here.

Your .gpx download should begin shortly if it has not started please click here.

Starting point

The Barn Visitors Centre
Berkeley Drive

Cuerden Valley Park, Wigan Road entrance, Chorley, PR5 6AS

This is a fantastic circular route starting in the wonderful Cuerden Valley Park & taking in Chorley's historic & new villages and woods. Along the route you can see bluebells, rhododendron & other flowers in full bloom and rabbits & squirrels are everywhere.

You start in Cuerden Valley Park riding past the lake & through four different woods to Whittle Le Woods then drop down to MaltHouse Farm where you can sit by the canal & enjoy a refreshment stop. From there the route visits the beautiful village of Wheelton where you can admire the clock tower before heading up towards Denham & Simpson's Woods and back along the canal to Top Locks, giving a chance to see working canal locks.

You'll work your way down to Thorpe Green & on to the new village of Clayton Brook before going through Green Wood & back into Cuerden Valley Park to take a different path back to the start.

There are a couple of short hills on the route so if necessary take these at a slow, steady pace. This is a great ride around some of Chorley's finest attractions. It's ideal for people & families who want to stretch their legs a little. There will be something new for everyone.