Cycle routes and facilities
There are five major routes that run through the hills and valleys of Calderdale.
Route 66 and 68 are part of the National Cycle Network. Route 66 runs along the valley floor from the eastern boundary at Brighouse to the western boundary at Warland. Route 68 in contrast runs north to south over the hills and quiet country roads, passing through Hebden Bridge, Mytholmroyd and Sowerby Bridge.
Other quieter road routes include the Pennine Cycleway and the West Yorkshire Cycle Route.
For those wanting to experience the thrills and spills of mountain biking the Mary Townley Loop, part of the Pennine Bridleway, is the route for you.
With the structure of five major cycle routes installed into the Calderdale landscape, Calderdale Council will be looking at improving the cycle network further. The plan is to focus on National Cycle Network Route 66 as a trunk route using the other major cycle routes as branch connections. Shorter routes will then run off the trunk and branch routes using bridleways, off road links and low traffic roads. With this structure in place cyclists will be able to access the major towns and suburbs of Calderdale.
For a more detailed overview of the Calderdale Cycle Network, see Calderdale maps online: Transport networks