Hurstwood History

HurstwoodThe mountain bike trail is a small part of a £ 300k effort to transform Worsthorne Moor by United Utilities to upgrade the facilities for all sorts of users including walkers, equestrians and mountain bikers. The project is also conserving the fragile peat environment of the moor to reduce erosion and protect the quality of the water supply to Burnley.

The project has been a joint initiative between United Utilities, Pennine Prospects and Lancashire County Council.

The trail opened in early 2012 and although short is actually an important recognition of mountain bikers as legitimate countryside users alongside the more traditional groups. Hopefully this will be a stepping stone to great access and trails on United Utilities land.

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