High Peak

  • Derbyshire Dales and the High Peak Trail

    Derbyshire Dales and the High Peak Trail is a mountain bike route in The White Peak area of the Derbyshire Dales in the rolling hills and valleys of the Peak District. It is graded Moderate and is 26 miles long. 


    The route travels in an anticlockwise direction from the High Peak Trail and takes in a good number of the Dales. As well as stunning scenery there some great descents and hard climbs. Keep an eye on the weather though, if it’s wet it’ll be slippery with mud and the famous White Peak limestone. There is also one section, mentioned in the text, which could flood when the River Wye is high. It hasn't been a problem for me so far though. The ride starts in Sparklow car park on the High Peak Trail, just off the A515, 6.5 miles south east of Buxton.


    GPS log courtesy of Flattyres-MTB. A full route guide for this ride is available on their website here: Derbyshire Dales and the High Peak Trail

  • The Rowarth Route

    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