Cycle Routes in Derbyshire

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The Peak District

Derbyshire has some beautiful scenery and excellent cycle trails and tracks.
Cycling attractions include the splendid Trans Pennine Trail and the Pennine Bridleway both of which contain miles of traffic free cycle tracks giving wonderful views of the beautiful Peak District National Park (right). Many of the routes below cover these two trails and other cycling attractions in the county.

There are several National Cycle Network signed routes in the county many of which have been mapped and can be viewed and downloaded below.
For more information on NCN routes in the county (including free cycle maps) please click here

For more information on cycle routes in Derbyshire including tips, advice and free cycle maps please click here

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 Short Routes: <15 miles (25km)
Route NameDistanceDifficulty
Bakewell Loop9 miles (15 km)**
Carsington Water7 miles (12 km)*
Chesterfield to Alfreton14 miles (23 km)***
Cloud Trail13 miles (21 km)*
Elvaston Castle Country Park2 miles (3 km)*
Five Pits Trail6 miles (10 km)*
Grassmoor Country Park1 miles (2 km)*
Linacre Reservoirs2 miles (3 km)*
Long Eaton to Langley Mill12 miles (20 km)**
Longdendale Trail8 miles (13 km)**
Longshaw Estate4 miles (6 km)*
Monsal Trail10 miles (16 km)**
Poolsbrook Country Park2 miles (3.5 km)*
Shipley Country Park6 miles (9 km)*
Tissington Trail13 miles (21 km)**

 Mid Distance Routes: 16 - 30 miles (26-50km)
Route NameDistanceDifficulty
Ashbourne to Buxton30 miles (48 km)***
Burton-Upon-Trent to Derby16 miles (26 km)**
Burton-Upon-Trent to Uttoxeter25 miles (40 km)**
Buxton to Hadfield21 miles (34 km)***
Buxton to Marple20 miles (32 km)***
Chesterfield to Sheffield19 miles (30 km)***
Derby to Ashbourne22 miles (35 km)***
Derby to Loughborough25 miles (40 km)**
Derby to Matlock22 miles (35 km)***
Derby to Nottingham19 miles (30 km)*
High Peak Trail17 miles (28 km)****
Howden Derwent and Ladybower Reservoirs16 miles (25 km)**
National Forest Trail25 miles (40 km)***
Stockport to Glossop19 miles (30 km)****

 Long Routes: > 30 miles (50km)
Route NameDistanceDifficulty
Buxton to Matlock31 miles (50 km)****
Buxton to Uttoxeter42 miles (68 km)****
Manchester to Buxton36 miles (58 km)***
Pennine Bridleway120 miles (193 km)*****
Sabrina Way203 miles (327 km)
Trans Pennine Trail215 miles (346 km)****

 Your Submitted Routes
Route NameDistanceDifficulty
Hucknall - Derby - Hucknall56 miles (90 km)****
Hucknall - Matlock45 miles (71.8 km)***

 Derbyshire Cycling Links
Cycle DerbyEncourages cycling in the Derby area with clubs and training information available.
Derby Cycling GroupThe Derby Cycling Group works to promote cycling as an enjoyable, healthy, economical and environmentally friendly form of transport
Derbyshire UKInformation oncycle hire and trails in the peak district
Peak District and DerbyshireA wealth of information on the Peak District including cycling and walking tours
Peak District CyclingRoutes, trails and photos of rides in the Peak District.
Peak District National ParkOffical site for the park

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