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Peak District Cycling - Blackwell Mill Cycle Hire and Tuck Shop - Monsal Trail near Buxton and Bakewell.



    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 hills & across the spectacular Monsal Dale viaduct making this an exceptional cycling experience.

    Discover along the way the stepping stones & natural springs, lime-kilns & the old station at Millers Dale built in 1863 where the hustle & bustle of the past are but a distant memory. Spot the cotton mills of Litton & Cressbrook built in the 18th century, here the force of the river Wye was used to power the waterwheels of the mills.

    Stop & look down to see the waterfall at water Cum-Jolly, unseen from this view point for over forty years. Cycle on to Hassop Station, where you can enjoy a welcome break at the book store & restaurant.

    Then cycling onto the famous Market town of Bakewell where you will find designated bike racks to allow you to park your bike & browse. On your return rest & relax before going home at Blackwell Mills very own Lazy Days Tuck shop where you can indulge yourself with refreshments of Coffee, cake & confectioneries.

    We have a range of bikes to suit all sizes:
    Helmets Provided free of charge
    Baby seats available
    Trail-a-Bikes coming soon
    Contact us for more details

    Booking in Advance is not necessary but would secure your seat , one price all day .

    Adults: £15.00 ( all adult bikes now upgraded to gel seats)
    Child : £8.50

    Electric bikes £25

    2 seater child trailer £10

    Single Seat Woohoo Trailers £10

    Doggy Trailer £8.50

    Tag alongs £8.50

    To Hire a Bike
    You will need proof of identity
    Cash or Debit Card.

    Advance booking by phone only not E- mail


    Opening Times

    We will be open seven days a week from Saturday 3RD March  to Saturday 2nd November, inclusive  (9.30am-5.00pm).

    Lazy Days Tuck Shop has been a family run business for the past twelve years, run from the garden premises of No.8 Blackwell Mill Cottages, serving a welcome break to many a grateful walker whilst ambling through the great outdoors of the Peak Dales.

    The Tuck Shop has now moved premises & has been incorporated into the new Cycle Hire Centre across the way, serving Tea, Coffee & confectioneries in the outdoor seating area.



    Alternative access can also be approached on foot along the bridleways of the nearby Beech Croft camp-site & from the above Topley Pike lay-by on the A6.

    There is a bus stop at the Wye dale car park, providing a viable car free alternative to visitors. For public transport information please contact Buxton Tourist information on 01298 25106.

    When contacting this business please mention you found them on Peak District Online

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