Peak District

  • Bakewell - Beeley Hill

    Bakewell - Beeley Hill is a mountain bike route in the White Peak side of the Peak District. It is graded as technically Moderate and is  20.6 miles long. The rolling limestone hills of this area give some good riding, which is combined with great scenery. Although the elevation is never that high there are some fun descents and testing climbs. While this route can get quite muddy it is always rideable. However, you will need to watch out for wet roots and limestone, they’re very slippery.


    Start from the car park by the stone bridge across the river Wye in Bakewell (GR220686).


    GPS log courtesy of Flattyres-MTB. A full route guide for this ride is available on their website here: Bakewell - Beeley Hill

  • Bakewell and Longstone Edge

    Bakewell and Longstone Edge mountain bike track is in the Peak district. It is graded technically moderate and is 8.5 miles long. It starts in Bakewell and travels through the rolling hills of the White Peak to Stoney Middleton and back. As well as some great riding there are some excellent views, especially on the trails across Longstone Edge.


    It begins from the old railway station car park on the Monsal trail (GR222690)


    GPS log courtesy of Flattyres-MTB. A full route guide for this ride is available on their website here: Bakewell and Longstone Edge

  • Cut Gate

    This 21.5 mile mountain bike route is an out and back on the Cut Gate trail directly north of the Ladybower Reservoir in the Peak District, with a loop around Langsett Reservoir at the halfway point. This ride has some excellent rocky descending that gets very technical in places. It also crosses a lot of trails on exposed peat, so it is advisable not to ride this route in the wet as there are long sections of trail that can be very boggy.


    Start from the car park at the Upper Derwent Visitor Centre (GR172893). At exit of the car park turn right and follow the road to the roundabout behind the Visitor Centre then take the second exit, a gated road directly to the left of the entrance to the Visitor Centre. The road passes underneath the Derwent dam before bearing right and climbing to a junction (GR174894). Turn sharp left and follow lane, which soon becomes a wide gravel track. Keep following the wide track up the right hand side of the valley past the Derwent then Howden reservoirs. Continue climbing past the end of the Howden reservoir then after going through a gate descend a short way to a junction. Turn right to a bridge and ford, at the stream crossing (GR170963).


    GPS log courtesy of Flattyres-MTB. A full route guide for this ride is available on their website here: Cut Gate

  • Cut Gate Out & Back - 40km

    The Cut Gate Out and Back 40km MTB route is an out and back mountain bike route taking in Cut Gate in the Peak District. It’s a great trail ridden in either direction, by following the route as suggested you don’t miss out on any of the magic offered by this Dark Peak classic ride. Being a classic it gets quite a bit of traffic from both walkers and cyclists so the Park Authority has done a bit of work to maintain the trail. That said the single track is superb, a little testing in places but generally within the abilities of all mountain bikers.


    Start Point


    This description starts the edge of Ladybower Reservoir, you could also start from Langsett to the north depending on which way you are entering the Peaks. As it’s an out and back you don’t miss out!


    Route guide courtesy of Hit The Hills. There is more details and description of the route here on the Hit The Hills Site. 


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  • Cut Gate Path GPS MTB Route

    Cut Gate Path in the Peak District is a technical out and back trail. It's a tough, remote, rocky and steep. It can get boggy in wet weather. It starts at S36 4GY Langsett.

  • 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

  • Doctor’s Gate and Cut Gate, Peak District MTB Route

    Doctor’s Gate and Cut Gate, Peak District MTB Route is two awesome routes put into one. The trail starts in Sharoe Green and is 36 miles long.
  • Glossop - Cut Gate

    Glossop - Cut Gate is a mountain bike route in the Dark Peak side of Peak District. It is graded Hard / Difficult and is a mammoth 44.7 miles long. It starts from Glossop, in the Peak District. It takes you through Edale valley and over Cut Gate for some great, technical Dark Peak riding. It is a hard ride that should not be underestimated. If you are of good fitness it should take 6-8 hrs to complete. It is definitely worth the effort as it contains a number of challenging climbs and fantastic descents. The ride starts from a free car park in Glossop just off the A624, near to the junction with the A57 and the Tourist Information Centre. Kick off rom the car park (GR035940) turn left onto the A624 and climb out of Glossop, towards Hayfield. 


    GPS log courtesy of Flattyres-MTB. A full route guide for this ride is available on their website here: Glossop - Cut Gate

  • Hayfield - Jacob's Ladder

    Hayfield - Jacob's Ladder mountain bike route is in the Peak District. It is graded technically Hard / Difficult and is 17.5 miles long. It starts from Hayfield. It is the classic Dark Peak route that takes in the Jacob's Ladder, Rushup Edge and Roych Clough descents. The main climbs are directly to the back of Jacob's Ladder from Hayfield and up to Rushup Edge via Hollins Cross and Mam Tor. Although not exceptionally long the rocky terrain, combined with difficult climbs and steep technical descents, makes this route a tough one. It kicks off from the Visitor Centre car park (GR035869) and head towards Hayfield in the direction of the church.


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    GPS log courtesy of Flattyres-MTB. A full route guide for this ride is available on their website here: Hayfield - Jacob's Ladder


     

  • Hayfield - Jacobs Ladder - Long Version

    Hayfield - Jacobs Ladder - Long Version mountain bike route is a tough 21.4 miles on the western edge of the Dark Peak. It includes some of the most challenging climbs in the Peak District but there are some fantastic descents as payback, including Jacob's Ladder. 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 - Jacobs Ladder - Long Version

  • Hayfield and the Goyt Valley

    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

  • Hayfield, Peak District MTB Route

    This Hayfield, Peak District MTB GPS Route is 19 miles long. It starts in Hayfield, SK12.  It loops around Lantern Pike, then New Allotments, down Foxholes Clough and the  Elle Bank descent, climbs passed Kinder Reservoir and then Middle Moor.

  • Ladybower Loop

    Ladybower Loop is a mountain bike route in the Dark Peak side of the Peak District in England. It is graded as Hard / Difficult in technical ability and is 28.3 miles long. Itt starts from the top end of the Ladybower Reservoir and heads out though Hope valley and returns via Edale valley following some of the best trails the Dark Peak has to offer. With adrenaline inducing descents and tricky, technical climbs this ride will push the limit of your skills and stamina. It starts from the car park at the Upper Derwent Information Centre (GR172893)


    GPS log courtesy of Flattyres-MTB. A full route guide for this ride is available on their website here: Ladybower Loop

  • Ladybower Loop - Medium

    Ladybower Loop - Medium mountin bike route is in the Dark Peak side of the Peak District. It is graded moderate and is 20.3 miles long.  It' s an easier option than the full 28 mile route. It still packs in some great Dark Peak riding with some fantastic descents and a lower percentage of tarmac. It is still not an easy option as the rocky terrain will wear out your arms as well as your legs. Start from the Upper Derwent Information Centre (GR172893).


    GPS log courtesy of Flattyres-MTB. A full route guide for this ride is available on their website here: Ladybower Loop - Medium

  • Ladybower, Peak District MTB Route

    Ladybower, Peak District MTB Route is a 19 mile trail. It starts in Haighton Green, PR2
  • Macc Forest Classic

    Macc Forest Classic is a mountain bike route in the Peak District in Engalnd. It is graded moderate and is 18.4 miles long. It climbs through Macc Forest to the Cat and Fiddle pub before looping back through Three Shire Heads. The ride is a good taster of rocky Peak District riding, and includes some great descents. It kicks off from the from the Trentaback car park opposite the Trentaback Reservoir (GR961711)


    GPS log courtesy of The Edge Cycleworks. A full route guide for this ride is available on their website here: Macc Forest Classic


     

  • Macc Forest Hard

    Macc Forest Hard is a mountain bike route in the Peak District in England. It is graded as Hard / Difficult in technical ability and is 24.6 miles long. It covers much of the classic route as well as Tegg’s Nose and a couple of different trails around Three Shire Heads. The extra trails give the route a real kick with some tough rocky challenges to try and clean. Even with the variations it still retains all the good bits from the Classic route. It starts from the car park at the far end of the Ridgegate Reservoir (GR961711).


    GPS log courtesy of Flattyres-MTB. A full route guide for this ride is available on their website here: Macc Forest Hard


     

  • Miller's Crossing The White Peak

    Miller's Crossing is a mountaib bike route in The White Peak of the Peak District. It is graded as technically moderate and is 26.9 miles long. It travels most of the length of the Monsal Trail in the Peak District and takes you through all the tunnels. But don’t let the old railway cycle track fool you this is no easy ride. The cross over point at Miller’s Dale station sends you out on three loops into the hills. There may be some big climbs but they are rewarded with some great descents. To keep your strength up there are two chances to visit the café at Blackwell Mill Bike Hire. There are also plenty of facilities at the start point of Hassop Station.


    It begins from the Hassop Station car park (GR217705)


    GPS log courtesy of Flattyres-MTB. A full route guide for this ride is available on their website here: Miller's Crossing

  • Peak District mountain bike scene under threat from Derbyshire County Council

    Mountain bikers in the Peak District are incensed at trail works being carried out by Derbyshire County Council (DCC)  on the  Rushup Edge byway. With no consultation with the local user group Peak District MTB the work has started to fill in and smooth out the rocky section of popular trail on Rushup Edge as part of the project to resurface Chapel Gate which heads down into Edale.

  • Peak district ride

    Castleton,Edale,Edaleride,great descents and some climbing.

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