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.
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 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
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.