Hayfield and the Goyt Valley mountain bike route is in the Peak District. It is graded moderate and is 19.6 miles long. It heads west from Hayfield to the Goyt Valley, away from the big hills of the Dark Peak. Don’t let this deceive you though, it still contains some big climbs. These climbs are paid back with some great gritstone descents, which are a good introduction to Dark Peak riding as, while they are not too technical, they are great fun. The ride starts from the Visitor Centre car park in Hayfield (GR035869).
GPS log courtesy of Flattyres-MTB. A full route guide for this ride is available on their website here: Hayfield and the Goyt Valley
A mixture of forest tracks and bridleways around Macclesfield forest and the Goyt valley near Buxton. A big ride with great scenery.
The Rowarth Route is a mountain bike route is in the Dark Peak side of the Peak District in Derbyshire. Is is graded moderate in technical ability and is 17.6 miles long.
It starts in Hayfield (visitors centre car park), circles then goes through the village of Rowarth a few miles to the North West. The trails are split between the grit stone of the Dark Peak and limestone towards the Goyt Valley. This produces a ride with some nice variety as well as some great descents.
GPS log courtesy of Flattyres-MTB. A full route guide for this ride is available on their website here: The Rowarth Route