GPS Cycle and Walking Routes


Pennine Bridleway

120 miles (193 km)

This fabulous 120 mile long trail runs through the beautiful Derbyshire Peak District, through Lancashire and on into Yorkshire.
It is suitable for mountain bikers, horse riders and walkers taking you on a tour through some of the most beautiful parts of the country. The trail generally runs along dismantled railway lines, tracks and quiet roads passing through moorland, open fields and purple heather moors with the Pennine Hills providing a splendid backdrop.
Highlights on the route include several picturesque reservoirs and the eye catching 1300 ft Stoodley PikeHill in Yorkshire.
For more information on this route, including accomodation and holiday ideas please click here.

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Cyclists on the Tissington Trail near Parsley Hay

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View near Rushup

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Birch Vale Reservoir near Hayfield

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Cyclist on the trail near Hayfield

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Piethorne Reservoir near Littleborough

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Cowm Reservoir near Broadley

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Approaching Gorple Reservoir

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Stoodley Pike

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Route Highlights

Middleton-by-Wirksworth

The village of Middleton-by-Wirksworth is near the start of the trail.

Peak Forest

Small village in the Peak District with a church dedicated to 'Charles, King & Martyr' (King Charles I of England, executed in 1649.)

Hayfield

The route passes right through this pretty village which has plenty of fine pubs, cafes and guest houses.

Lantern Pike

Lantern Pike is a hill located just outside Hayfield measuring 373 metres in height. The views from the trail are fabulous.

Glossop

Often called 'the gateway to the Peak District National Park' this market town is slightly off the route but ideal for overnight stays.

Bottoms Reservoir, Hadfield

This man-made lake in Longdendale in north Derbyshire sits just outside of Hadfield which doubled as the fictional town of Royston Vasey in the television show League of Gentlemen.

Piethorne Reservoir

The largest of several reservoirs in the Piethorne Valley above Milnrow, in the Metropolitan Borough of Rochdale, Greater Manchester, England. It was built in 1866.

Cowm Reservoir

Located near Whitworth, Lancashire, just north of the route

Healey Dell Nature Reserve

This attractive reserve sits in the Spodden Valley and right on the route. It is a real trail highlight with water mills, wildlife, picnic areas and the 1867 Healey Dell Viaduct.

Gorple Reservoir

The trail path runs right alongside this Yorkshire Reservoir.

Stoodley Pike

Stoodley Pike is a 1,300ft hill including the Stoodley Pike Monument at the summit. It was built in 1856 when peace was declared at the end of the Crimean War.

Buxton

Lovely spa town with the highest elevation of any market town in England. Buxton is described as 'the gateway to the Peak District National Park' with plenty of excellent choices for overnight stay.

Dovestones Reservoir

Reservoir situated in a valley above the village of Greenfield, in Saddleworth, Greater Manchester. Dovestones is a major tourist attraction, offering several walks amongst picturesque landscapes.

Hollingworth Lake

This beautiful lake and country park is a popular tourist attraction offering watersports and scenic views. There is also a caravan park on site.

Rochdale Canal

The trail crosses the Rochdale Canal near the village of Calderbrook in Yorkshire.

Watergrove Reservoir

The trail runs right alongside this large reservoir near Wardle.

Hebden Bridge

The lovely Yorkshire Town of Hebden Bridge lies at the confluence of the River Calder and the River Hebden (Hebden Water). It is an ideal place for a stopover with plenty of good guest houses, pubs and restaurants to enjoy.

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