GPS Cycle and Walking Routes


Peak District Cycle Routes

There's some splendid cycle trails to enjoy in the National Park. Highlights include the wonderful Tissington Trail and the long distance Pennine Bridleway.
If you are looking for walking routes please go to our Peak District Walks page.

Use the links to view full route information including elevation profiles, interactive maps and GPS downloads.
You can also view an overview map of all the routes in the using the Peak District Cycle Map>>


Route NamePhotoDistanceDescription
Ashbourne to Buxton30 miles (48 km)This ride takes you along various off road cycle paths and tracks through the Derbyshire countryside.
The start point is at the beginning of the Tissington trail -a 13 mile off road path following the trackbed of a disused railway line.
You'll then join the off road Penine Bridleway and the Midshires way before a short on road section taking you into Buxton and finishing at the railway station. View Full Details>>
Bakewell Loop9 miles (15 km)This lovely short ride first follows the Monsal Trail through the Derbyshire countryside before returning to Bakewell via Ashford in the Water.
The Monsal trail is an off road track with splendid views of the River Wye and the peak district scenery - it is a must see if visiting the area for cycling. View Full Details>>
Buxton to Hadfield21 miles (34 km)This ride takes you along National Cycle route 68 through the beautiful Peak District. The route starts by the railway station in Buxton and soon joins the lovely Midshires Way which has a nice traffic free section. You then continue onto Whaley Bridge and New Mills with views of the River Goyt. View Full Details>>
Buxton to Marple20 miles (32 km)Follow National Cycle routes 55 and 68 from Buxton in the Peak District to the lovely town of Marple in Cheshire.
Highlights on this route include the beautiful Peak District scenery and the Middlewood Way - an off road path passing by the Macclesfield Canal. View Full Details>>
Buxton to Matlock31 miles (50 km)A challenging but rewarding route taking you through the heart of the Peak District View Full Details>>
Buxton to Uttoxeter42 miles (68 km)Take a trip through the lovely White Peak area of the Peak District on this challenging route which also passes by the famous Alton Towers theme park . You start by the railway station in Buxton and head south along National Cycle route 68 towards Hurdlow where you join the off road Pennine Bridleway for a short stretch. Country roads take you onto Hartington shortly before crossing the River Dove at Beresford Dale. You then join the Manifold Way - a terrific off road section that follows a dismantled railway line along the River Manifold. View Full Details>>
Carsington Water7 miles (12 km)This route follows the circular cycling and walking trail around Carsington Water in Ashbourne, Derbyshire. The trail starts at the excellent visitor centre where cycle hire is available. It includes long shoreline sections and several woodland sections with great views of the surrounding countryside. The route runs for just over 7 miles on a fairly flat path so it's suitable for most abilities. View Full Details>>
High Peak Trail17 miles (28 km)This splendid, shared walking and cycle trail follows a disused railway line from Cromford to Dowlow through the beautiful Peak District National Park. View Full Details>>
Howden Derwent and Ladybower Reservoirs16 miles (25 km)This super cycle route takes you around three beautiful reservoirs in the Derbyshire Peak District. The route starts at the information centre at the top of Ladybower Reservoir where cycle hire is available. You then follow a series of waterside roads and traffic free paths around Derwent and Howden Reservoirs before returing to the start point. View Full Details>>
Longdendale Trail8 miles (13 km)This splendid cycling and walking trail follows a disused railway line through the Longdendale in the View Full Details>>
Longshaw Estate4 miles (6 km)The Longshaw Estate is a National Trust owned country park in Upper Padley in the Peak District. The estate is perfect for walking with fabulous views of the Peak District, ancient woods, parkland and heather moorland. In the park there are pretty ponds, a waterside path along Barbrage Brook and the lovely Big Moor where you should look out for red deer. There are also excellent facilities with a tea room, shop and the Moorland Discovery Centre. View Full Details>>
Manchester to Buxton36 miles (58 km)Follow National Cycle routes 6, 62 and 55 through Manchester, Cheshire and Derbyshire on this lovely ride View Full Details>>
Manifold Way8 miles (13 km)Follow the River Manifold and the River Hamps through the Manifold Valley on this splendid shared walking and cycling path through the Peak District. The path runs from Waterhouses toHulme End along a former railway line with beauitful Peak District Scenery to enjoy. View Full Details>>
Monsal Trail10 miles (16 km)Follow the Monsal Trail through the Peak District National Park on this cycling and walking path. View Full Details>>
Pennine Bridleway120 miles (193 km)This fabulous 120 mile long trail runs through the beautiful Derbyshire Peak District, through Lancashire and on into Yorkshire. View Full Details>>
Rudyard Lake4 miles (7 km)Enjoy a cycle or walk around this large lake in the Staffordshire Moorlands. Cyclists can cycle the whole of the route apart from a section around the north western area where you need to dismount while crossing private property. The route starts and ends at the visitor centre at the southern end of the lake. It follows good paths along the shoreline and through several long woodland sections, making use of the Staffordshire Way along the western side of the water. View Full Details>>
Sabrina Way203 miles (327 km)This route is part of the National Bridleroute Network and primarily designed for horse riders but can be used by walkers and cyclists also. The trail starts at the deer park at Great Barrington and heads north to Hartington. The route passes through the Cotswolds, the Malvern Hills, the Wyre Forest and Cannock Chase Forest, before finishing in the Derbyshire Peak District. For cyclists a mountain bike or hybrid is advised. View Full Details>>
Sett Valley Trail2 miles (4 km)This splendid cycling and walking trail runs through the beautiful Sett Valley in the Peak District. The route follows a disused railway line from New Mills to Hayfield via Birch Vale. It's a good surfaced path which provides a fairly easy ride for families. Along the way there's fantastic views of the River Sett, the pretty reservoir at Birch Vale and the surrounding Peak District countryside and hills. The route finishes at the former Hayfield Station where there are good facilities including a cafe and visitor centre. Please note that West of St Georges Road in New Mills the route is unsuitable for cyclists. View Full Details>>
Tegg's Nose Country Park2 miles (4 km)This lovely country park in Macclesfield has splendid views of the Peak District National Park and the Cheshire plain. You can also see Macclesfield Forest, the summit of Shutlingsloe (the second highest point in Cheshire), the Telecoms Tower on Sutton Common and the Macclesfield Canal. View Full Details>>
Thornhill Trail2 miles (3 km)This easy cycling and walking trail runs along a disused railway line between Ladybower Dam down and Bamford station. It runs for just under 2 miles along a flat path with views of the River Derwent and a woodland section near the reservoir. It's a good one for families or anyone looking for an easy cycle or walk. View Full Details>>
Tissington Trail13 miles (21 km)The Tissington trail is a 13 mile off road path following the trackbed of a disused railway line through the stunning Peak District National Park. View Full Details>>
Torside Reservoir4 miles (6 km)Enjoy a circular walk or cycle around this large man made lake in the Derbyshire Peak District. View Full Details>>
Trans Pennine Trail215 miles (346 km)This terrific walking and cycling trail runs from coast to coast across northern England entirely on surfaced paths. It starts on the Yorkshire coast at Hornsea and passes through Yorkshire, Derbyshire and Greater Manchester before finishing on the Merseyside coast at Southport. View Full Details>>
Winscar Reservoir3 miles (5 km)Enjoy a cycle or walk along the beautiful Winscar Reservoir in the Peak District. The reservoir is ideal for a short, easy cycle or walk using the waterside tarmac path on the eastern side. The surrounding scenery of the Peak District makes a wonderful backdrop. View Full Details>>

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