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Mountain Biking

The sport of mountain biking extremely popular in the Peak District, especially around Edale and the Hope valley. Traversing the hillsides on a bike is an exhilarating (and often exhausting and dirty) experience and it is possible to cover considerable distances over unlikely looking terrain. You can find large groups of riders around these areas most weekends. 

There main centeres for mountain biking are around the Hope Valley and the Upper Derwent valley, though good routes also start from Hayfield, Peak Forest, Eyam and Tideswell - just to give a few examples.

Bikes can unfortunatly cause a lot of erosion, especially on the peat areas, where the tyres cut deep ruts in the soft ground and rapid erosion follows. This has led to the Peak National Park Authority and the National Trust to ban mountain bikes from most footpaths, but this still leaves quite sufficient bridle paths in the area to give an excellent choice of routes. Please try to avoid taking bikes onto the high peat plateau areas - especially Kinder, Bleaklow, Brown Knoll and Derwent Edge.

In this section of our site we have detailed some of the best mountain bike trails The Peak District has to offer.

  BEST CYCLE HIRE PRICES ON THE MONSAL TRAIL. Electric Bikes now available to hire . The Monsal trail is the disused Midland railway line that was closed in 1968 & then recently converted in 2010-2011 into a new cycle track, allowing people to cycle from Blackwell Mill, Nr. Buxton to Bakewell. The eight & half miles follows the river Wye & takes you through several newly opened lit tunnels, between magnificent steep gorges, surrounding limestone...
Peak District Cycling - Blackwell Mill Cycle Hire and Tuck Shop - Monsal Trail near  Buxton and Bakewell.
It’s the experience that makes the difference! At Acclimbatize we consider that quality and safety are intrinsic! Our supreme levels of expertise combined with an intimate knowledge of the local area mean that activity sessions spent with us are both action packed and fun. We specialise in the delivery of bespoke outdoor adventure experiences and uniquely planned challenge events.  We deliver to a diversity of client groups including: Stag and Hen weekends,...
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If you are looking for excitement, challenge, adventure or a fine day out in the countryside, then look no further. With over fifty years experience and an exemplary safety record Lindley Educational Trust offers adventurous activities and challenges for groups and families. We can offer a wide range of day activities or a structured developmental programme and are confident you will have an experience that will stay with you for many years. Activity Programmes Our programmes...
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Carsington Sports and Leisure have been providing training courses for professionals and amateur enthusiasts for many years in water based activities. The activities they offer include: Sailing Windsurfing Kayak & Canoeing Powerboating Mountain Biking Climbing Fishing Youth Activities Orienteering Courses Corporate Events Kids Activity Days Peddle and Paddle Days Youth Courses They offer training in a wide variety of disciplines, using a...
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Evolution Outdoors Ltd has provided top quality adventurous outdoor activities since 2007.   Based in the Peak District, Evolution Outdoors is a young and exciting outdoors company run by an unusual mix of people with backgrounds ranging from ex-soldiers to chemistry graduates, all with a wealth of outdoors and leadership experience.   We are a family run business with an emphasis on fun but safe outdoors activities. We limit the number of clients we work with in order...
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Blue Mountain Activities The Derbyshire Peak District is a fantastic area for outdoor adventure activities, with rolling hills and moorland, together with fast flowing rivers through spectacular limestone gorges. The Peak District is centrally located in the UK with good motorway access. Whether Rock Climbing in stunning and picturesque surroundings, at a ‘classic’ venue for example, Stanage Edge, or a Canoe descent of an exciting white water rapid on...
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    Welcome To Hassop Station The spacious, elegant Old Station building is complemented by a large sun terrace fronting the Monsal Trail for balmy sunny days and outside dining. We can also boast a large outdoor covered seating area with Wendy Houses to keep the little ones entertained, and any dog walkers dry! We also offer a selection of take-away food, drinks and ice cream from our Ice Cream kiosk for you to enjoy as you explore the...
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