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
with fantastic views.
Route 1: Gingerbread and Great Oaks 8 or 19 miles, circular
Explore the rolling Derbyshire countryside, take in the
timesless Georgian architecture of Ashbourne and visit traditional estate
Route 2: Roaches and Reservoirs 6 miles or 11 miles,
Uncover a landscape shaped by water at Rudyard lake and
Tittesworth reservoir and enjoy the spectacular gritsone edges of The Roaches
and Hen Cloud.
Route 3: Rail Trails and Limestone Dales 20 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.
Route 4: Biking and Birdsong 18 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.
Route 5: Matlock Moors, Hills and Mills 24 miles, circular
Stop awhile at the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage
Site on this journey fromt he Derwent Valley up onto the moors.
Route 6: Highs and Lows Around Hathersage 22 miles, circular
Cycle through moorland landscapes beneath
Stanage Edge and through Dark Peak villages then descent into picturesque
Castleton with its Norman castle.
Route 7: Stately Homes and Standing Stones 27 miles, circular
A ride through Chatsworth park and picturesque villages
to explore the White Peak landscape, passing a Stone Age henge on route.
Route 8: Hills, Dales and Trails 10 or 23 miles,
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.
Route 9: High Moors and Gritstone Tors 28 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.
MORE RIDES IN THE PEAK
Ride 1: Flash to Wincle
and Roache End 14 miles
Cycle ride following
the approximate line of the Dane Valley from Flash Bar down to
Wincle and Dane Bridge , returning via Roache End
and the moorland area between Flash and the Roache. Further
Ride 2: Tissington Trail
and Parwich 15 miles
A ride from Parsley
Hey along the High Peak Trail to Gotham , then down a minor road to the pretty village of Parwich , returning by minor roads
and the Tissington Trail to Parsley Hey Further information
Ride 3: Hartington and Tissington Trail 10 miles
Short cycle ride from
Parsley Hey to the pretty village of Hartington and back, taking the
Tissington Trail and minor roads Further
Parsley Hey to Brassington and back via the Trails 25 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 back 27 miles
Starts at Hartington and
takes the Manifold and Hamps Trail and minor roads to
reach Ilam and Thorpe, and returns via the Tissington Trail. Further information
Ride 6: Manifold
and Hamps Trail from Waterhouses 13 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.
Derbyshire Cycle Map
Carsington Water Cycle
Route 8 miles, circular
Picturesque hamlets and
abundant wildlife at one of England's largest reservoirs.
courtesy of AA
The Five Pits
Trail 6 miles, linear
route between former coal mines transformed into peaceful lakes and parks.
Further information Information
courtesy of AA
Traffic-Free Cycle Routes
Trail 17 miles Download
Trail 13 miles Download
Track and Dove Valley 9
Water 8 miles Download
Trail and Tunnels 9
Upper Derwent Valley 12 miles Download
Trails 12 miles Download