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Tame Valley Loop

Tame-valley-loopBringing together existing paths and using mostly off-road tracks and trails, the Tame Valley Loop (TVL) is made up of three routes for all skill levels: family (3.5 miles), intermediate (10 miles) and advanced (18 miles).

The TVL is for everyone, whether you cycle with stabilisers, enjoy a hike, ride a horse or are an avid mountain biker there will be something for you.

The advanced route starts in the centre of Stalybridge, then uses tracks on the hillsides overlooking Stalybridge and Mossley, and out as far as Greenfield in Oldham before returning to Stalybridge on the opposite side of the Tame Valley.

To bring the loop to life, Tameside Council has partnered with the Tame Valley Mountain Bike Association, Cycling UK and British Cycling, who have helped to fund the project.


 The TVL is located to the east of Manchester and on the border of the Peak District National park.


Tame Valley Loop Map


Please click on the images for the detailed route mapping and description


Anyone using the loop, which runs in anti-clockwise direction, is encouraged to bring the necessary safety gear.

For riders who fancy making a weekend of it, the route follows the Pennine Bridleway and connects to the Tintwistle: Moor Fun MTB Route and the Diggle Jiggle. This is not just an isolated loop but one that can be used as a longer/multi-day route if people want to.

.GPX Files (Right Click on the files below and the save the file to your device)
Guidance on how to use a Cycle Routes GPX file

 Family Route
 Intermediate Route
 Advanced Route

Useful Links:

Let's Ride - Diggle Jiggle (
Tintwistle MTB Route2 (
Pennine Bridleway - National Trails
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Partner Organisations:

Tame Valley Mountain Bike Association | Cycling UK  Own-the-ride  British_Cycling  cycling-uk  Oldham Council  Be-Nice-Say-Hi    sport-england  dcms

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