Cycle Routes in and around High Peak

Sett Valley Trail

  • Gentle
  • 5.5 miles
  • 150 ft

Kinder Valley Explorer

  • Gentle
  • 8.9 miles
  • 425 ft

Buxworth Bypasses

  • Moderate
  • 6.8 miles
  • 708 ft
Peak Forest Tramway Trail

Peak Forest Tramway Trail

  • Gentle
  • 3.8 miles
  • 112 ft

Over Hills Around New Mills

  • Challenging
  • 10.6 miles
  • 1358 ft

Chinley Churner

  • Challenging
  • 10.9 miles
  • 1519 ft

Upper Peak Forest Canal

  • Gentle
  • 13.3 miles
  • 56 ft

Goyt Valley Grinder

  • Challenging
  • 17.6 miles
  • 1930 ft

Cat & Fiddle Climbs

  • Very Challenging
  • 26.7 miles
  • 3501 ft

Mills and Brows

  • Moderate
  • 14.3 miles
  • 1218 ft

Hidden Hills in High Peak

  • Very Challenging
  • 23.1 miles
  • 3319 ft

Station to Station Rides

  • Very Challenging
  • 0 miles
  • ft

Blog posts featuring High Peak

Closures Cycling Walking

Upper Derwent Valley cycle loop closed for up to three months

Update February 2023: After extending the closure into 2023, Severn Trent Water now confirms “the route is now open however there are large timber trucks using the route, please be careful when using the tracks.” From today, Monday 12th September 2022, a large section of the route around the Upper Derwent Valley reservoirs is due to be closed to all users. For up to an estimated three months, it won’t be possible to complete a loop of the Derwent and Howden reservoirs.

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 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.