Saturday, late noon, and a sunny day on the Tissington Trail. The old railwaybed is a real thoroughfare for walkers, cyclists, wheelchair users and runners. The Trail is initially wooded but later emerges onto views of the surrounding countryside as it enters the Peak District National Park.
The surface is excellent too as nearly all of the Trail is crushed stone and occasional sections of ash - it gets a little grassy towards the end of the Trail but there are plans to improve and extend the track further still. And despite the need to keep pedaling for long periods it's not particularly arduous considering the number of miles and the height that you climb - the gentle rise of the old trackbed is a great help in the climb up to Buxton .