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The Cliviger Network

The following routes were opened as bridleways in 1992 after the Trust’s former Vice Chairman, the late Mary Towneley,  negotiated dedication agreements with the landowners, whom we should like to thank for their kindness and generosity. Lancashire County Council has agreed to add them to the definitive map as bridleways, but as yet has not done so. Consequently at present they are not shown as bridleways on OS maps, although they should appear on future editions.  All of them are ancient packhorse trails and are open to walkers, horseriders and mountainbikers.

Limersgate

Grid Reference: SD 82 NE 8527–8627–8727–8726–8825
Length: 5.375km

Part of an ancient route to Scotland. This route will appear as a bridleway on future OS maps, but it has not yet been added to the definitive map.

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Monkshouse Rake

Grid Reference: SD 82 NE 8926–8927–0026
Length: 2.25km

Part of ancient saltway from Cheshire to Colne.  This route should appear as a bridleway on future OS maps, but it has not yet been added to the definitive map

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Bradget Hey

Grid Reference: SD 82 NE 8827–8927
Length: 1.125km

This route will appear as a bridleway on future OS maps, but it has not yet been added to the definitive map

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Herders' Rake

Grid Reference: SD 82 NE 8825–8925–8926
Length: 1.625km

Part of ancient saltway from Cheshire to Colne.  This route should appear as a bridleway on future OS maps, but it has still not been added to the definitive map

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Brown Birks/Cartridge

Grid Reference:SD 82 NE 9026–8927–8928
Length: 4.375km

Part of ancient highway between Stansfield  and Cliviger. This route will appear as a bridleway on future OS maps, but it has not yet been added to the definitive map

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Maps reproduced from South Pennines Outdoor Leisure 21® 1:25 000 scale by permission of Ordnance Survey® on behalf of The Controller of Her Majesty’s Stationery Office. © Crown copyright 1984.  All rights reserved.  Licence number 100041500

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