Spring has arrived and so it is time to take to your bike in the Peak District. Below are 5 picturesque cycling routes for you to enjoy during your stay at The Peacock.
This challenging route is 27.5 miles long and you will visit quite a few iconic Peak District locations as you climb hills and cycle along quiet lanes. This route is suitable for road bikes, and there are several opportunities en route to stop for refreshments. > view the route here
This 81.2 mile route follows a railway line and has been opened after 40 years following a £2m restoration scheme. The views along this route are stunning and wildlife is abundant – you even cycle over viaducts above the River Wye. > view the route here
High Peak Trail
Starting at High Peak Junction near Cromford, this 17.5 mile route is very versatile – you can walk, cycle or ride a horse on it all year round. The route follows one of the world’s first long-distance railway lines, and you will pass through some of Derbyshire’s finest countryside. > view the route here
This 8 mile long route is suitable for walkers and horse riders as well as cyclists, and follows the disused Leek and Manifold Light Railway. This easy cycling route runs along the River Manifold, and highlights include the National Trust owned Wetton Mill where you can visit the tea rooms for refreshments, and the spectacular views of Thors Cave. > view the route here
At 47 miles long, this route would take cyclists between 2-4 days to complete and offers an opportunity to explore the Pennines’ ancient packhorse routes, drovers roads and newly created bridleways. This cycling route offers a variety of Peak District experiences. Jo Brand crossed the Pennine Bridleway during her recent Sport Relief walking challenge. > view the route here We look forward to welcoming you! > stay at The Peacock > dine at The Peacock