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DERBYSHIRE


Pedal the Peak District


Series of cycle routes ranging from 7 - 28 miles long and carefully researched to offer cycling along quiet lanes and traffic-free trails withfantastic views.

Route 1: Gingerbread and Great Oaks8 or 19 miles, circular

Explore the rolling Derbyshire countryside, take in the timesless Georgian architecture of Ashbourne and visit traditional estate villages.
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Route 2: Roaches and Reservoirs6 miles or 11 miles, circular

Uncover a landscape shaped by water at Rudyard lake and Tittesworth reservoir and enjoy the spectacular gritsone edges of The Roaches and Hen Cloud.
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Route 3: Rail Trails and Limestone Dales20 miles, circular

Discover limestone dales, a former railway line, the historic plague village of Eyam and the 'Cathedral of the Peak' - in an unspoilt farming landscape.
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Route 4: Biking and Birdsong18 or 21 miles,circular

Enjoy an easy stretch of the High Peak Trail (a former railway line) and the abundant wildlife on peaceful Carsington Water.
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Route 5: Matlock Moors, Hills and Mills24 miles, circular

Stop awhile at the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site on this journey fromt he Derwent Valley up onto the moors.
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Route 6: Highs and Lows Around Hathersage22 miles, circular

Cycle through moorland landscapes beneath Stanage Edge and through Dark Peak villages then descent into picturesque Castleton with its Norman castle.
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Route 7: Stately Homes and Standing Stones27 miles, circular

A ride through Chatsworth park and picturesque villages to explore the White Peak landscape, passing a Stone Age henge on route.
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Route 8: Hills, Dales and Trails10 or 23 miles, circular

Follow the river Manifold along a traffic-free trail, then through lovely Alstonefield and across the river Dove to join the Tissington Trail back to Hartington.
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Route 9: High Moors and Gritstone Tors28 miles circular

Passing through the spa town of Buxton, a demanding ride through high moorland landscapes with fine views of the reservoirs and forestry of the Goyt valley.
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MORE RIDES IN THE PEAK DISTRICT:-

Ride 1: Flash to Wincle and Roache End14 miles

Cycle ride following the approximate line of theDaneValleyfrom Flash Bar down to Wincle andDaneBridge, returning via Roache End and the moorland area between Flash and the Roache. Further information

Ride 2: Tissington Trail and Parwich15 miles

A ride from Parsley Hey along the High Peak Trail toGotham, then down a minor road to the prettyvillageofParwich, returning by minor roads and the Tissington Trail to Parsley Hey Further information

Ride 3:Hartington and Tissington Trail10 miles

Short cycle ride from Parsley Hey to the prettyvillageofHartingtonand back, taking the Tissington Trail and minor roads Further information

Ride 4: Parsley Hey to Brassington and back via the Trails25 miles  

A ride from Parsley Hey along the High Peak Trail to Longcliffe and Harboro Rocks, then down to the pretty village of Brassington, on to Bradbourne and Tissington before returning along the Tissington Trail to Parsley Hey. Further information

Ride 5: Hartington to Thorpe and back27 miles

Starts at Hartington and takes the Manifold and Hamps Trailand minor roads to reach Ilam and Thorpe, and returns via the Tissington Trail. Further information

Ride 6: Manifold and Hamps Trail from Waterhouses13 miles

Around the Manifold Valley using the Manifold and Hamps Trail, starting at Waterhouses. This takes trails and minor roads around an area of beautiful limestone scenery. Further information

 

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WATERSIDE CYCLING

Carsington Water Cycle Route8 miles, circular


 


Picturesque hamlets and abundant wildlife at one of England's largest reservoirs.
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FAMILY CYCLING

The Five Pits Trail6 miles, linear

Undulating off-road route between former coal mines transformed into peaceful lakes and parks.
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Traffic-Free Cycle Routes

High Peak Trail17 milesDownload

Tissington Trail13 milesDownload

Manifold Track and Dove Valley9 milesDownload

Carsington Water8 milesDownload

Monsal Trail and Tunnels9 milesDownload

Upper Derwent Valley   12 milesDownload

Black Harry Trails12 milesDownload