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Enjoy the Cycling Routes around Longnor Wood

Explore Cycling Routes around the Peak District

Family cycling through woods

Traffic Free Cycle Paths Peak District 

Our 5-star cyclist-friendly adults only Peak District campsite offers a range of accommodation and amenities to help make your stay more comfortable. For those guests who prefer cycling of the less challenging variety there are a number of designated traffic-free flat cycle trails offering a wide variety of landscapes and local amenities. Bike hire is also available on most trails in season.  

Tissington Trail – 13-mile cycle trail from Ashbourne, Derbyshire to Parsley Hay along the path of one of the last of the Victorian railways. Watch out for the preserved signal box at Hartington Station. Bike hire available at Ashbourne Bike Hire. Bike hire, service and repair centre at Parsley Hay.

Monsal Trail - 8.5 miles cycle trail between Chee Dale and Bakewell, passing over the spectacular Monsal Dale Viaduct at Monsal Head, one of the most iconic sights in the Peak District. Bike hire available at Hassop Station Café, Bakewell and Blackwell Mill Cycle Hire (seasonal closures in place)   

Manifold Way - 8 mile mainly traffic free cycle route, the Manifold Track travels between Hulme End and Waterhouses through the Manifold Valley and past Thor’s Cave. The old station at Hulme End, Hartington has been preserved and is now a Visitor Information Centre and café and offers bike hire seasonally at Manifold Bike Hire.  

High Peak Trail – 17.5 miles traffic free Peak District cycle route from High Peak Junction to Dowlow. There is a cycle hire centre at Middleton Top Countryside Centre

Trek Bicycle Bakewell have electric bikes, road bikes, hybrid bikes, gravel bikes and  bike accessories for sale.

Exclusively for adults, 5-star Longnor Wood is the perfect resting place after a day in the saddle.   

  • En-suite glamping pods, hot tub holiday lodges and static caravans with hot tubs – perfect for relax and unwind in luxury after a day outdoors 
  • Member of Tranquil Parks – our quiet site policy means you can be sure of a good nights sleep; adults only lodge park  
  • Our 5-star amenity block, with free hot showers, is a warm place to change  
  • All our pitches have electric hook-up if you need to recharge your electric bike
  • Our wardens can advise on a wide range of cycling routes Peak District to suit different abilities 
  • Laundry on-site with drying facilities
  • Free WiFi  

Bikes can be carried on Northern Rail free of charge at any time and without reservation (first come first served). BIkes are also free on Transpennine Express but must be booked in advance.
Sun shining on a cyclist

Peak District Mountain Biking 

If you're after a challenge and prefer the rough stuff, the Peak District and Derbyshire are one of the best places in the country for mountain biking, offering a varied riding terrain from tough, exposed moorland routes to green lanes and bridleways. There is something to suit all abilities whether you are seeking a challenging workout or a less demanding route.  

There are a number of Explorer Routes for those wanting to try the challenge of mountain biking in the Peak District. The Ashbourne Circuit, Derwent and Ladybower Circuit and the Parsley Hay Circuit are all good ones to try.  

There are also an additional choice of mountain bike trails supplied by Wikiloc for Ashbourne, mountain bike trails for Buxton and the Goyt Valley and mountain biking in Bakewell

Experience Peak District & Derbyshire do a handy Cycle Derbyshire leaflet with trails and routes and information about available bike hire and other amenities.  

The South Peak Loop is a long-distance mountain bike route that covers 70 miles of bridleways, old railway trails and quiet country lanes. It is divided into four sections, each covering around 12 to 24 miles. Each section of the South Peak Loop can be tackled individually. As well as challenging hills and high moorland stretches, there are lovely places to explore along the South Peaks Loop.    

  • Section 1 - Miller's Dale car park on the Monsal Trail to Hartington – 12 miles  
  • Section 2 – Hartington to the Tissington Trail – 17 miles  
  • Section 3 – Tissington to Carsington Water via sections of the High Peak Trail – 24 miles  
  • Section 4 - Middleton by Youlgreave via Over Haddon and Bakewell to Miller’s Dale -  18 miles  

The 55-mile Kinder Loop mountain bike trail Peak District encircles Kinder Scout and draws on existing bridleways, the Pennine Bridleway and the Trans-Pennine Trail. Again it is divided into four sections, each section covering 12 to 16 miles. It’s a challenging route with some stony and steep sections to contend with, but you are rewarded with amazing views of Kinder Scout, the Edale Valley and Ladybower reservoir.  

  • Section 1 - Ladybower Reservoir to Trans-Pennine Trail, Millhouse Green – 14 miles  
  • Section 2 – Trans-Pennine Trail, Millhouse Green to Hadfield – 15 miles  
  • Section 3 – Hadfield to Rushop along the Pennine Bridleway – 16 miles  
  • Section 4 - Rushop to Ladybower Reservoir -  12 miles    

To find out more about the South Peak Loop and the Kinder Loop click HERE.  

Children cycling in Northumberland

National Cycle Routes in the Peak District 

The Pennine Bridleway is a 205-mile long National Trail running through the Pennine hills from the White Peak Derbyshire to the Howgills in Cumbria. It has been specially designed for horse riders and is also great for mountain bikers and walkers. The route traverses a great variety of landscapes from open moorland to steep-sided wooded river valleys and passes thorough both the Peak District and Yorkshire Dales National Parks.  

The Trans-Pennine Trail links the North and Irish seas and is suitable for walkers, cyclists and horse riders. The Trail from coast-to-coast between Southport and Hornsea is 215 miles long.  There is also a north-south route connecting Leeds and Chesterfield, a spur to York and a spur to Kirkburton. Unlike most other long-distance cycle routes in the UK, the Trans Pennine Trail is mostly off-road. The Trail is largely purpose-built using canals, riversides, disused railway lines, minor roads and urban cycle paths – over 60% of the Trans-Pennine Trail’s cycle route is traffic-free. The Trans Pennine Trail is a key part of the National Cycle Network in the north of England.  

The Pennine Cycleway is a long-distance route between Derby and Berwick-upon-Tweed. The first (or last) stage of the route is between Derby and Holmfirth and is known as the Pennine Cycleway - Peak District. This section of the Pennine Cycleway includes parts of the traffic-free Tissington, Longdendale and High Peak Trails.  

National Route 54 of the National Cycle Network will run from Stourport to Parsley Hay via Kidderminster, Dudley, Lichfield, Burton and Derby. The route includes the High Peak Trail which connects at Parsley Hay with the Tissington Trail (National Route 68), as well as to a number of other trails in the Peak District. It will form part of the proposed 60-mile circular White Peak Loop.  

National Route 68 of the National Cycle Network runs in sections between Derbyshire and Northumberland taking in three National Parks.