Cycling

In the Peak District and Derbyshire we have cycling routes for all ages and abilities. If you haven't cycled for a while, then opt for cycle hire on one of the nearby traffic free trails or if you're after a challenge then an adrenaline fuelled mountain bike route in the Peak District is certainly for you.

 

High Peak Trail

Nearest Access is Middleton Top. The High Peak Trail runs for 17.5 miles from High Peak Junction, near Cromford, to Dowlow, 6 miles south of Buxton. At Parsley Hay it is joined by the Tissington Trail, which runs for 13 miles from Ashbourne. The High Peak Trail was formerly the Cromford and High Peak Railway line. You can walk or cycle on the trails all year round.

Phone: 01629 823204

Website: High Peak Trail

Carsington Water Cycle Trail

Join the trail just half a mile from Weathericks Holiday Cottages.  You can enjoy the short, family friendly, 3 mile route or the full 8 mile reservoir circuit. Alternatively you can increase your route a little further and take in Hopton and Carsington Village or link to the High Peak trail. 

Phone: 01629 540478

Website: Carsington Water Cycle Trail

Tissington Trail

The Tissington Trail runs for 13 miles from Ashbourne to Parsley Hay where it is joined by High Peak Junction. The High Peak and Tissington Trails were formerly the Cromford and High Peak and the Ashbourne to Buxton railway lines. You can walk, cycle or ride a horse on the trails all year round.

Phone: 01629 823204

Website: Tissington Trail

Manifold Valley Trail

The Manifold Track, follows the route of the disused Leek and Manifold Light Railway for eight miles, through the Manifold and Hamps Valleys from Waterhouses to Hulme End. The track is surfaced and fairly level, making it ideal for wheelchair users, buggies or prams and people with limited mobility. Car Parking is at both ends of the track. Cycles can be hired at Waterhouses. 

Phone: 01538 308313

Ashbourne Cycle Hire (Tissington Trail)

The Ashbourne cycle hire centre is situated at the southern end of the Tissington Trail just outside Ashbourne town centre. It is accessed easily via the B5035. The centre has a range of books, maps and cycling related products on sale and the friendly and knowledgeable staff are on hand to offer help and advice. An emergency cycle repair service is also offered although this may not be available at all times. Car parking is available on site along with refreshments, picnic tables and toilets (including disabled facilities).

Distance: 8 miles

Phone: 01335 343156

Website: Ashbourne Cycle Hire (Tissington Trail)

Carsington Water Cycle Hire

Cycle hire consists of mountains bikes from the Giant and Dawes range all with front suspension, they also offer comfort bikes for those who require a more upright seating position. They are the Hub centre for the Electric Bike Network in the Peak District and so have power assisted bikes from Giant.

Distance: 2 miles

Phone: 01629 540478

Website: Carsington Water Cycle Hire

Middleton Top Cycle Hire (High Peak Trail)

Why not explore the High Peak Trail and the beautiful Derbyshire Dales by Bike? We have bicycles for all ages and child seats, trailers and 'taggers' (to add to adult cycles), through child's cycles to full size adult cycles - of which there are 2 styles; 'comfort' and mountain bike. We recommend that you wear a helmet whilst cycling, and helmet hire is FREE with the hire of any bicycle. Call for opening times, prices and terms of hire.

Distance: 1 miles

Phone: 01629 823204

Website: Middleton Top Cycle Hire (High Peak Trail)

Parsley Hay Cycle Hire (Tissington & High Peak Trails)

Parsley Hay cycle hire centre is situated eight miles south of the spa town of Buxton. Easily reached via the A515 from both Buxton and Ashbourne, Parsley Hay makes the ideal starting point to explore the Peak District.Both the High Peak and Tissington Trails are easily accessed and provide over 30 miles of flat, traffic-free cycling, walking and horse riding.

Distance: 12 miles

Phone: 01298 84493

Website: Parsley Hay Cycle Hire (Tissington & High Peak Trails)