Is there a cycle path around Carsington Water?

There is a traffic-free designated cycle path that loops all the way around Carsington Water.

How long is it around Carsington Water?

The distance around the reservoir is approximately 8 miles. To help you make the most of your visit please use this outline guide. We ask that you keep to marked paths so as not to disturb sensitive wildlife habitats. Please respect this special place which we are caring for so that everyone can enjoy it.

How much does it cost to hire a bike at Carsington Water?

Prices
BIKE TYPE 2 Hours 3 Hours
Mountain Bike with Tag along** £23.00 £26.00
Mountain Bike with Tow Buggy*** £23.00 £26.00
Junior Bike £14.00 £17.00
Children’s Bike £14.00 £17.00

Can you cycle the Monsal Trail?

The Monsal Trail is a traffic free route for walkers, cyclists, horse riders and wheelchair users through some of the Peak District’s most spectacular limestone dales. The trail runs along the former Midland Railway line for 8.5 miles between Blackwell Mill, in Chee Dale and Coombs Road, at Bakewell.

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Is the Tissington trail a loop?

A circular cycle route for kids along the High Peak and Tissington Trail (14.8 km) We absolutely love the various traffic-free trails around the Peak District for a family bike ride. However, more often than not, it’s a linear route, where we cycle as far as we fancy and then back again.

Is the Monsal Trail A circular walk?

A circular walk along the Monsal Trail visiting Miller’s Dale, Monsal Dale and Monsal Head before returning via Taddington. The route starts from the car park at the Miller’s Dale Viaduct. Follow the trail east through the lovely Miller’s Dale with views of the River Wye.

How long does it take to ride the Monsal Trail?

How long is the Monsal Trail and how long does it take to ride it? The trail is nearly 8 miles to the end from the hire centre. How long it takes is up to you. If you travel at a brisk pace to the end and back with limited stops to enjoy the view you can do it in under two hours.

Is the Monsal Trail easy?

This is a great trail and very flat if you start at Bakewell and ride down. The tunnels are fabulous with lights on the inside and the kids just love it. Be warned it gets very busy and the car park at bakewell station is cash only. So arrive before 10am and have cash to park.

Where does the Monsal Trail start and finish?

The Monsal Trail is in the centre of the Peak District National Park, starting just north of Bakewell, 10 miles north of Matlock and 8 miles west of Chesterfield in Derbyshire. There are many entrance points to the Monsal Trail along the route between Bakewell and Blackwell Mill at Chee Dale – see our map.

Where does the Tissington Trail start and end?

The Tissington Trail runs for 13 miles from Parsley Hay (53.1706°N 1.7828°W) in the north to Ashbourne (53.0196°N 1.7397°W) in the south.

How long does it take to cycle Tissington Trail?

How long does it take to walk or cycle it? The trail is 13 miles in total and should take an average walker 2.5 hours with stops along the way. If cycling is more your sport of choice, expect the trail to take just over an hour.

Can you cycle Dovedale?

There is only a public footpath beside the river in Dovedale, so cycling is not permitted.

How difficult is the Tissington Trail?

TISSINGTON TRAIL TERRAIN DETAILS

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The path is almost entirely flat with small elevations now and then. It is very peaceful to cycle through with some of the best views within the Peak District. The almost exclusively flat route makes it easily accessible for all ages, making it the perfect route for the entire family.

Is the Tissington Trail suitable for road bikes?

The traffic-free Tissington Trail is ideal for walkers, cyclists and horse riders. This 13-mile trail is mostly flat and traffic-free, making it ideal for family days out and beginner cyclists. There’s plenty to see en route as you pass through the beautiful countryside of the Derbyshire Dales.

Does tissington have a pub?

Peak District Pub – The Bluebell, Tissington.

Are there toilets on the Tissington Trail?

Follow sign to Tissington off the A515 Buxton to Ashbourne Road, then turn left just before the bridge and follow the road round. Toilet opening times Year round 24 hours. Radar key not required for disabled toilet.

How long is Ashbourne tunnel?

The whole trail is 24 miles long.

Is Tissington Trail National Trust?

Open to the public for guided tours (see the Tissington Feature). Ilam Park lies on the banks of the River Manifold and includes a walk along an avenue of Lime Trees known as Paradise Walk. The 158 acres of the park is managed by the National Trust and there is a National Trust shop, information centre and tearoom.

What gradient is Tissington Trail?

The trail runs gently downhill from Parsley Hay southwards but, about 1⁄4 mile (400 m) north of the cycle hire centre at Mapleton Lane in Ashbourne, the trail dips down and up where a viaduct has been removed; both slopes are about 130 feet (40 m) long with gradients of 1:9.

Is the Tissington Trail tarmac?

A spokesman for the Peak District National Park Authority said: “The section of the Tissington Trail which has most recently been resurfaced was previously also surfaced with Tarmac, and therefore this is not a new surface material on this section. The tarmac used has a coarser grade to allow for increased stability.

Can you walk the Tissington Trail?

The Tissington Trail runs for 13 miles from Ashbourne to Parsley Hay where it is joined by High Peak Junction. The High Peak and Tissington Trails were formerly the Cromford and High Peak and the Ashbourne to Buxton railway lines. You can walk, cycle or ride a horse on the trails all year round.

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