Whitworth Sports Council have produced a series of leaflets called walking WHITWORTH, available free from various shops and other locations around the valley. Each set contains details of 8 different walks, nearly all designed to be walked comfortably in a morning, an afternoon or a summer evening. All the walks are circular, with easily accessible start/finish points. All the leaflets contain an overview of the route, careful route instructions and a simple map, with snippets of local history and illustrations by a variety of local amateur artists. Set 1 (walks 1-8) is a reprint of the set produced for Skyline 6 in 2019, partly funded by the Crook Hill Community Benefit Fund. Set 2 (walks 9-16) is new, and was largely funded by the Eric Wright Charitable Foundation. Walking round Cowm Res is great, as is a stroll down Healey Dell, but there are so many other varied and wonderful walks in and around Whitworth too, so pick up a pack, and enjoy exploring.
And if you are interested in the Whitworth Cycleway...
The Whitworth Cycleway opened in summer 2008. It is the result of a number of projects and associations working together, with funding from Whitworth Town Council, Lancashire County Council, Lancashire Environment Fund and a £128,000 grant from the Aggregates Levy Sustainability Fund provided through Natural England.
The cycleway runs from Masseycroft, through Whitworth, Facit and Shawforth, and joins with the Britannia Greenway at the top of the town. There is a 2km off-road section running from Barlow Bottoms to Britannia, and the existing route is being upgraded with new kerbs and access points.
To download a map of the Whitworth cycleway route, click here.