Longdendale Trail

  • 12.9 miles
    20.8 km
  • 377 ft
    115 m
  • Allow
    1 hr 30 mins
  • Difficulty
  • Route Map

Power along the former Woodhead electric main line railway between Manchester and Sheffield, above five reservoirs in six miles, into one of most dramatic and dramatically altered valleys of Derbyshire’s Dark Peak.

Route details

A complete guide to the Longdendale Trail with a stage-by-stage tour, original photos and helpful tips is coming soon.

Route map

The route stats featured here are automatically generated by Komoot. For the most accurate guide, please refer to the route details above, based on actual rides recorded by Strava.

The all-important disclaimer: 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 and 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, the wildlife and the people you encounter. But most importantly, have fun!