The fifth book in the best-selling Lost Lanes series of cycling guides is set to focus on Central England – with author Jack Thurston (finally!) spotlighting some of the best Peak District cycling, amongst other routes around the Midlands.
Cycle Routes in and around High Peak
- 3.8 mi
- 112 ft
- 5.5 mi
- 150 ft
- 6.8 mi
- 708 ft
- 8.9 mi
- 425 ft
- 10.6 mi
- 1358 ft
- 10.9 mi
- 1519 ft
- 13.3 mi
- 56 ft
- 14.3 mi
- 1218 ft
- 15.2 mi
- 1437 ft
- 23.1 mi
- 3319 ft
- Very Challenging
Blog posts featuring High Peak
The A5004 Long Hill between Whaley Bridge and Buxton, one of the Peak District’s most spectacular roads, is closed for up to five months for major works to fix a landslip. With concrete barriers blocking the through route for motor vehicles, could this be Derbyshire’s next unintended “Snake Pass”-style cycling event? Yes: you can absolutely bet it will be.
One of the three-stand cycle racks at Tesco’s High Peak Whaley Bridge superstore recently disappeared, replaced by a random electrical cabinet, halving the store’s already lacklustre cycle parking overnight and just a few years after it was put back to normal.
If you’d hoped to join everyone else taking a spin on the Peak District’s most epic new traffic-free greenway, it appears you’ve missed your chance. As of today, the Snake Pass has reopened to motor traffic with what Derbyshire County Council laughably calls a “safety first approach”. But has this month of tranquility proved the case for regular, or even very occasional, advertised, motor-free days on Peak District roads?
Ready for another whole year of adventures by bike in and around the western edges of the Peak District? Whether it’s Derbyshire, Cheshire, Greater Manchester or all three, there are still so many cycling highlights ahead yet to be featured. But if you’re looking for fresh inspiration for your 2022 cycle heat map, let’s start here.
The next big step in this adventure is here. Today I’m launching a brand new series of downloadable, printable Pocket Guides for the free cycle routes I’ve already shared. Now you can take a handy guide along for the ride and support the website at the same time.
Over ten years on from its surfacing in asphalt (tarmac), the Peak Forest Canal towpath between New Mills and Whaley Bridge is crumbling. Now Derbyshire County Council have agreed — and are looking into a patching job.
It’s not just about shorter days and longer sleeves: the start of autumn actually heralds a brilliant time to get out on the bike. Here are six seasonal cycling delights for falling leaves and vibrant views in and around the western Peak District.
Community group Buxton Town Team have drafted the first sustainable travel plan for the High Peak spa town, including proposed actions on accessibility and movement through the town by walking, cycling, cars and goods vehicles.
The Peak District National Park Authority has launched a consultation for input into its next National Park Management Plan — an important chance to get active travel, rights of way and cycling high on its agenda of work.