Peak District Cycling Routes

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Descriptions, maps and videos for Peak District Cycling Routes. Latest updates can be found below, or jump to: easy, moderate or challenging route ideas. Click these links for trails,  hill climbs or videos.

Discover route ideas such as the Peak District Railway Trails, including the Monsal, Manifold, High Peak and Tissington Trails, and challenging hilly climbs such as the Cat & Fiddle and the Brickworks. Read detailed cycling route descriptions, photographs and videos.

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Monsal Hill Climb

It was raining the day before, it was stormy the day after, but the 84th Monsal Hill Climb, held on Sunday 5th October was a gloriously sunny, calm, Autumn day, attracting a top quality field, and enthusiastic crowds to cheer the riders up the 1 in 6 gradient. […]

By |7th October, 2014|Blog, Climbs|

Carsington Water

Grade: Easy. Located on the edge of the Peak District National Park, Carsington Water is a popular centre for outdoor activities including cycling, walking, sailing and fishing. The cycle route featured here is a loop of the reservoir, at approximately 8 miles long. […]

By |19th September, 2014|Routes|

Tissington Trail Photo Tour

A Tissington Trail and Tissington Village photo gallery. Photographs were taken whilst cycling the route from Parsley Hay Visitors Centre to Tissington, with a short loop of Tissington Village added, including Tissington Hall. […]

By |11th August, 2014|Routes|

High Peak Trail

Grade: Easy. The High Peak Trail is one of the quieter former railway trails to cycle in the Peak District National Park. The trail is a traffic free 17.5 miles in length, and runs from the High Peak Junction, near Cromford to Dowlow just south of Buxton. […]

By |7th August, 2014|Routes|

Monsal Trail Route Video

A new route video for the Monsal Trail – see the tunnels, the views, the stations, and the Lime Kilns from this popular Peak District trail. […]

By |2nd April, 2014|Routes|

Manifold and Tissington Trail Loop

Grade: Moderate. 27.7 miles with 2800ft of ascent. I’ve described this route as moderate, but it does have a couple of steep climbs in it, notably up to Calton Village from Waterhouses, and Thorpe near Dovedale. […]

By |17th March, 2014|Routes|