White Peak Loop cycling sign in Peak District

Cycling in the Peak District

1 Oct, 2018 | Cycling Holidays

person cycling on cycle path

Cycling is the perfect way to experience the countryside. The Peak District although popular with walkers is now a cycling destination too! With many quiet lanes, off road trails and stunning vistas from the peaks and ridges, it’s the ideal way to explore all we have to offer on two wheels.

Monsal cycling trail over viaduct

And now we offer secure cycle storage for your self-guided cycling and mountain bike holidays here at Glendon, with ample space for cycles, cycle wash facilities and power for charging electric bikes if needed. So a visit to Glendon with your bike just got a whole lot better.

Bike rack in secure cycle storage

Many of the routes within Derbyshire and the Peak District National Park are marked with waymarking signs from the National Cycling Network or on specially designated cycleways or cycle paths. Many former railway lines have been converted to cycle trails in the Peak District and all of which also offer cycle hire.

White Peak Loop sign posts in Peak District
White Peak Loop sign posts in Peak District

The High Peak trail can be found at Middlton-by -Wirksworth which is 17.5 miles with links to the Tissington trail. The Tissington trail can be found near Ashbourne and is 13.5 miles of scenic beauty and a great way to see the pretty village of Tissington. At the Derwent Valley you can cycle beside the historic Derwent and Ladybower Reservoirs through stunning woodland. Carsington Water is also a great reservoir to cycle round with links to many villages which are accessed via the National cycle routes.

Ladybower Reservoir

Peak District cycle hire centres are positioned by these cycle routes, all offer car parking, toilets and refreshments. Cycling for the less able can also be offered at many centres- contact centres for details of what they are able to offer.

So why not get on your bike and “Pedal in the Peak”.

People cycling on cycle path in Peak District

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