Head off the beaten track on an astounding loop of constant summits and plummets in the central High Peak, linking often unknown but unforgettable — and sometimes unbelievable — lanes around New Mills, Whaley Bridge and Chapel.
- Distance 23.1 miles (37.2 km)
- Elevation gain 3319 ft (1012 m)
- Time allow 2 hours 30 minutes
- Difficulty Very Challenging
- Terrain Brief Busier Roads, Lanes
- Suitable for Gravel Bike Hybrid Bike Mountain Bike Road Bike
- Suitability notes All tarmac but with very sharp climbs and short cobbled climb. Many very narrow single track lanes, which may have gravel/debris in places.
- Attributes Accessible by train, Bridges, Car parking, Circular loop, Ideal for electric bikes, Moors, Pocket Guide available, Pubs and cafés, Reservoirs, Rivers, Rural heritage, Steep climbs, Towns and villages, Views of hills and peaks, Views of open countryside
- Starts at SJ 9995 8540 SK22 4AA
- Places Bagshaw, Blackbrook, Buxworth, Chapel Milton, Chapel-en-le-Frith, Cheshire, Cheshire East, Derbyshire, Disley, Eccles Pike, Gowhole, Hague Bar, High Peak, Kettleshulme, Malcoff, New Mills, Peaslows, Slackhall, Wash, Whaley Bridge
Hidden Hills in High Peak is a brand new route — the longest and most challenging Peaks & Puddles cycle route yet, and absolutely a route you won’t find in any cycling guidebook — available first as a Pocket Guide and GPX here. It’s also included in the Pocket Guides Collection and GPX Collection.
A free online route guide will be added here later in the year.
Please note: While great care and attention has been put into gathering these routes, ensuring details are accurate and determining their suitability, all information should be used as a guide only and is not a replacement for using your own judgement or research when setting out on new adventures. Peaks & Puddles cannot be held responsible for any problems you may encounter.
Always ensure your equipment is safe for use, that you are well prepared carrying everything necessary including access to a good map. Follow the Highway Code and the Countryside Code at all times, respect the landscape and the wildlife and people you encounter. But most importantly, have fun!