Journeys of Discovery
Enjoy the spectacular countryside of the Derbyshire Dales by bicycle on quiet lanes and traffic-free trails. Pretty villages, superb views, interesting history, fascinating wildlife and geology - its all here for you to enjoy on these seven 'journeys of discovery'. Complete with OS maps and helpful advice, these carefully researched routes offer the very best of the Derbyshire Dales on two wheels.
Key to the route descriptions:
SO = Straight on, R = Turn right, L = Turn left, SP = signpost, T= T-junction, X = crossroads.
Gingerbread and Great Oaks (8.5 miles)
Explore the rolling Dales countryside taking in the timeless Georgian architecture of Ashbourne and visit traditional estate villages. Download route.
Hills, Dales and Trails (9.5 miles)
Cycle through traditional villages and medieval settlements, passing old copper mines and a 'disappearing' river. Download route.
Rail Trails and Limestone Dales (20 miles)
Discover limestone dales, a former railway line, historic Eyam and the 'Cathedral of the Peak' in an unspoilt farming landscape. Download route.
Biking and Birdsong around Carsington (21 miles)
Enjoy the tranquil landscape of the White Peak as you cycle through limestone hills and dales. Download route.
Highs and Lows around Hathersage (22 miles)
Take a journey through moorland landscapes and Dark Peak Village and enjoy spectacular gritstone edges. Download route.
Matlock Moors, Hills and Mills (24 miles)
Journey through a landscape of history and heritage with breathtaking views. Download route.
Stately Homes and Standing Stones (26.5 miles) Cycle through spectacular parkland at Chatsworth and across spectacular White Peak landscape. Download route.