Cycle Routes

Work in progress — welcome to a free guide to the best local bike rides on the Peak District borders of Derbyshire, Cheshire and Greater Manchester with route maps, descriptions, history, tips and hundreds of photos.

This whole section will continue to grow and evolve. Eventually, there’ll be over 30 routes to explore. For now, I’m aiming to share at least one complete new route guide every week. Follow @peaksandpuddles for updates as they happen.

Off-Road Trails

Peak Forest Tramway Trail

Peak Forest Tramway Trail

  • 3.8 miles
  • Gentle

Sett Valley Trail

  • 5.5 miles
  • Gentle

Alan Newton Way

  • 9.2 miles
  • Gentle

Upper Peak Forest Canal

  • 13.3 miles
  • Gentle

Middlewood Way

  • 20.3 miles
  • Gentle

Tissington Trail

  • 26.9 miles
  • Gentle

Quiet Lanes & Trails

Buxworth Bypasses

  • 6.8 miles
  • Moderate

Over Hills Around New Mills

  • 9.5 miles
  • Moderate

Lyme Loop

  • 12.5 miles
  • Moderate

Quarry Bank By Bike

  • 16.6 miles
  • Gentle

Roads, Quiet Lanes & Trails

Chinley Churner

  • 11.1 miles
  • Challenging

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