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The Peak District has great cycling for everyone. Whether it's really serious off-road stuff up hill and down dale in as much mud as possible or a gentle family cycle along a level trail, there is something for everyone within easy distance of Haddon Grove Farm. We have covered bike racks where you can secure your cycles out of sight of the road.

Some suggestions...

Less than 10 minutes away are the Tissington and High Peak trails. These are former railway lines which have been set up for cyclists (and walkers) and offer gentle cycling without any big hills! Also, at Parsley Hay (just down the A515 towards Ashbourne) there is a great cafe and somewhere to hire bikes, helmets, tag-alongs and buggies.

The newly-extended Monsal Trail runs from the former Bakewell station (turn right up the hill after going over the bridge in Bakewell towards Hassop) towards Buxton. A number of former railway tunnels have been opened up to cyclists and walkers. Several stopping off points to relax and have a snack including the refurbished Hassop station.

Head for Derwent and cycle round the reservoir. Suitable for competent children as well (although needing a mountain rather than a road bike) this is a 10 or 15  mile circuit with some fantactic scenery and the added advantage of not having to turn round and go back the way you've just come. Cafe and Cycle hire from Fairholmes car park just off the A57.

New in 2011 is the Electric Bicycle Network - experience the Peak District on a bike with a difference...electrically-assisted! Bikes can be hired from Carsington Water and there is a growing network of re-charging points across the Peak District.

Serious off-roaders will want to plan their own routes, but a selection can be found on the Peak District Online website


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