Cycle Routes in and around High Peak

Sett Valley Trail

  • 5.5 miles
  • 150 ft
  • Gentle

Sett Valley Trail with Kinder Extension

  • 8.9 miles
  • 425 ft
  • Gentle
Peak Forest Tramway Trail

Peak Forest Tramway Trail

  • 3.8 miles
  • 112 ft
  • Gentle

Buxworth Bypasses

  • 6.8 miles
  • 708 ft
  • Moderate

Over Hills Around New Mills

  • 10.6 miles
  • 1358 ft
  • Challenging

Upper Peak Forest Canal

  • 13.3 miles
  • 56 ft
  • Gentle

Chinley Churner

  • 10.9 miles
  • 1519 ft
  • Challenging

Goyt Valley Grinder

  • 17.6 miles
  • 1930 ft
  • Challenging

Mills and Brows

  • 14.3 miles
  • 1218 ft
  • Moderate

Hidden Hills in High Peak

  • 23.1 miles
  • 3319 ft
  • Very Challenging

Cat & Fiddle Climbs

  • 26.7 miles
  • 3501 ft
  • Very Challenging

Station to Station Rides

  • 0 miles
  • ft
  • Very Challenging

Blog posts featuring High Peak

Cycling Infrastructure Walking

Kinder Scout cycle parking win for Peak District’s Bowden Bridge

“If the Authority is at all serious about enabling a sustainable future for itself, it needs to ensure that every car park it manages also has secure cycle parking available, in good numbers, as soon as possible.” That’s the challenge I put to the Peak District National Park, and I’m beyond chuffed that they’ve already responded.

Cycling Routes

Revised route: Goyt Valley Grinder gets more Goyt, more gravel

With its stiff climbs, a spot of gravel and a brilliantly swooping descent, the Goyt Valley Grinder cycle route has long been my favourite quick spin up into the Peak District National Park. But as a stand-alone adventure it felt like it lacked a few extra miles and a final flourish. So now I’ve revised it for 2022, with more Goyt and more gravel!

Cycling Safety

BBC Countryfile’s criticised cycling safety report filmed on closed Long Hill road

Where better to talk to Dame Sarah Storey about cycling safety on fast rural roads than Derbyshire‘s A5004 Long Hill — briefly a cycling paradise while closed to most vehicles. So it was odd that the BBC’s Countryfile failed to mention this fact while using it for background footage in a piece that has been much-criticised online.