Traffic free cycling in Derbyshire and the Peak District on abandoned railway lines - Tissington Trail, High Peak Trail, Monsal Trail, Sett Valley Trail, plus the Manifold Way (also called the Manifold Track), Ladybower, Derwent and Howden dams and reservoirs in the Dark Peak (Not quite traffic free). For Peak District mountain bike routes see our mtb page. If you don't have a bike or have not brought your bike with you, there are a number of cycle hire centres.

General information ...

Cycling in the Peak District: Off Road Trails and Quiet Lanes

The Peak District (AA 40 Pub Walks & Cycle Rides)


Opening days vary from centre to centre so it is best to ring them before your visit. Opening times are from 9.30 am to 6 pm (or dusk if that comes earlier).

The National Park and County Council run centres recommend that you arrive early and telephone in advance in order to avoid disappointment. Bookings for group bike hire needs to be done in advance and the 'official' centres used to offer a discount except July, August, Sundays and bank holidays. We are not sure if they still do.

Bikes are replaced every year and ex-hire bike sales take place throughout the year. Some centres have special sales at the end of the season.

Helmet loan is often free, subject to stock availability.

Some centres have some bikes that are suitable for use by people with disabilities and a few have ‘Wheels for all’ hand cranked tricycles, mobility scooters and electric assisted bikes available.

You will probably need to pay a deposit and provide proof of identity such as driving license or a credit card.

Trails are busy at certain times and cyclists are asked to show consideration for other users by slowing down if necessary. The Peak Park Authority suggests that you ring your bell or shout 'bike'. But be aware that not all walkers are sympathetic to cyclists - we have had abuse for sounding our bells and for 'sneaking up' on them. I guess you just can't win!

If you are not sure of which area of the Peak District to head for click here for an outline map of the Peak District. Click on the appropriate area and you can find out more about the character of each quarter of the Peak District.

The authority run cycle hire centres in the Peak District of Derbyshire are (click on the name to find out more) ...

There are also the independents such as Blackwell Mill bike hire near Buxton, Hassop Station near Bakewell (Monsal Trail) Brown End Farm at Waterhouses (Manifold Track also called the Manifold Way) who have a sign outside on the main road so just go to Waterhouses and you should find it easily!

Cycle hire in the Manchester and Cheshire area

The following offer cycle hire in the Manchester, Cheshire and NW Peak District. They are independent companies and are not part of the Peak District National Park bike hire services.

Mountain Bike Experience
Hire and Guided Rides in the Peak District. 6 New Cottages, Buxton. Tel: 01298 71674.

Macclesfield Mountain Biking
Guided rides, Basic trail skills & Trail maintenance courses. Macc Forest & the Peak District. Darren 'Yogi' Allgood 07954 336986

Mode Off Road
Contact : Graham Bowden 2 Alma Road, Tideswell, Near Buxton. Tel: 01298 871450.

Byways Bike Breaks
9 Weardale Road, Liverpool L15 5AU. Tel: 0151 7340058.
Independent cycling holidays in Cheshire, luggage portering service.

South Cheshire Cycle Hire
Farndon, near Chester. Tel: 01829 271242.

Davies Bros Cycle Hire Ltd
6 Cuppin Street, Chester. Tel: 01244 319204.

Horwich Mountain Bike Hire
Lever Park, Horwich.

Carrying Bikes on trains

There is usually only a couple of places available so it isn't really a particularly useful service but luckily, albeit worse for the environment, most people holidaying in the Peak District carry their bikes in their cars. Good news I guess for people without cars as it does at least give you a chance of grabbing one of the few bike places on a train. You need to contact the train operator to book in advance or alternatively, contact the stations as they can often arrange the booking for you. In the Greater Manchester and Mersey rail areas, bikes go free (ring 0151 2367676 (Liverpool) or 0161 2287811 (Manchester). For travelling on main line trains, there is generally a nominal charge.

Disclaimer - The information on these pages is believed to be correct and is given in good faith. It may have changed since our research. Use of the information is at your risk, we cannot accept any liability for any problems or incidents arising. Any maps are generally based on the post codes of the centres. We recommend that you confirm the location and other details before travelling. We do not endorse the services of any of the above cycle hire companies or centres and can accept no responsibility for the quality of bike or service as that is completely out of our hands. The details are for information only. You should assure yourself of the quality of service for yourself.

If you are looking for accommodation:

Accommodation in or close to Bamford, near Derwent Reservoir

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Bank Cottage, Self-Catering, Grindleford - NE of the Peak District sleeps 1,2,3,4,5.6

This delightful holiday cottage, one of a row, has been totally refurbished, yet retains the original character. Situated in an elevated position ... More information or visit Bank Cottage web site..


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The Old Hall Barn Cottages - Winhill View Cottage, Self-Catering, Hope - NE of the Peak District sleeps 1,2,3,4

Barn conversion conveniently situated in the heart of the Peak District in the village of Hope ... More information or visit The Old Hall Barn Cottages - Winhill View Cottage web site..


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The Old Hall Barn Cottages - The Old Hall Barn, Self-Catering, Hope - NE of the Peak District sleeps 1,2,3,4

Barn conversion conveniently situated in the heart of the Peak District in the village of Hope ... More information or visit The Old Hall Barn Cottages - The Old Hall Barn web site..


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Glider View Cottage, Self-Catering, Little Hucklow - NW of the Peak District sleeps 1 or 2

Rural tranquility for two in the heart of the Peak District National Park ... More information or visit Glider View Cottage web site..


Peak District B&B, hathersage, Derbyshire

Cannon Croft, B&B, Hathersage - NE of the Peak District

Situated in the village of Hathersage, close to some of the wildest and picturesque areas of the Peak District ... More information or visit Cannon Croft web site..


Thumbnail: Pioneer House 4 star B&B accommodation, Peak District.

Pioneer House, B&B, Bamford - NE of the Peak District

Pioneer House offers luxury B&B for sightseers and outdoors enthusiasts at the heart of the Dark Peak in the village of Bamford, Hope Valley ... More information or visit Pioneer House web site..


Image: Bed and Breakfast in Derbyshire's Hope Valley, near to Castleton or Edale.

Old Hall Hotel, B and B Hope - NW of the Peak District

The Old Hall Hotel offers good pub food and a comfortable night's sleep in the heart of the Peak District ... More information or visit Old Hall Hotel web site..
Special Offer: £55 for a room when booking 2 nights or more (Sun to Thur only).


Thumbnail: Hathersage luxury bed and breakfast, self-catering for Large groups - Sladen Lodge.

Sladen Lodge, Self-Catering, Hathersage - NE of the Peak District sleeps 7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16

Spacious, contemporary accommodation in a superb location. More information or visit Sladen Lodge web site..


Thumbnail: Bank Top Hathersage cottage, Derbyshire Peak District holiday cottage to let.

Bank Top Cottage, Self-Catering, Hathersage - NE of the Peak District Sleeps 2,3,4

This pretty, detached holiday cottage stands in the oldest part of Hathersage with lovely views over gently undulating hills ... More information or visit Bank Top Cottage web site..


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Callow Barn, Self-Catering, Hathersage - NE of the Peak District sleeps 4,5,6,7,8

Converted barn with views of the superb Hope Valley from virtually all rooms ... More information or visit Callow Barn web site..


Total number of accommodation listings: 10



Accommodation in or close to Hathersage

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Cherry Tree Cottage, Self-Catering, Castleton - NW of the Peak District sleeps 2,3,4

Cherry Tree Cottage in Castleton is a cosy 18th century cottage situated at the heart of Castleton giving easy access to ... More information or visit Cherry Tree Cottage web site..


Thumbnail: Self catering holiday cottage for up to 6 in Grindleford, Derbshire..

Bank Cottage, Self-Catering, Grindleford - NE of the Peak District sleeps 1,2,3,4,5.6

This delightful holiday cottage, one of a row, has been totally refurbished, yet retains the original character. Situated in an elevated position ... More information or visit Bank Cottage web site..


Thumbnail: Hope self-catering, Winhill View Cottage.

The Old Hall Barn Cottages - Winhill View Cottage, Self-Catering, Hope - NE of the Peak District sleeps 1,2,3,4

Barn conversion conveniently situated in the heart of the Peak District in the village of Hope ... More information or visit The Old Hall Barn Cottages - Winhill View Cottage web site..


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The Old Hall Barn Cottages - The Old Hall Barn, Self-Catering, Hope - NE of the Peak District sleeps 1,2,3,4

Barn conversion conveniently situated in the heart of the Peak District in the village of Hope ... More information or visit The Old Hall Barn Cottages - The Old Hall Barn web site..


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Glider View Cottage, Self-Catering, Little Hucklow - NW of the Peak District sleeps 1 or 2

Rural tranquility for two in the heart of the Peak District National Park ... More information or visit Glider View Cottage web site..


Peak District B&B, hathersage, Derbyshire

Cannon Croft, B&B, Hathersage - NE of the Peak District

Situated in the village of Hathersage, close to some of the wildest and picturesque areas of the Peak District ... More information or visit Cannon Croft web site..


Thumbnail: Pioneer House 4 star B&B accommodation, Peak District.

Pioneer House, B&B, Bamford - NE of the Peak District

Pioneer House offers luxury B&B for sightseers and outdoors enthusiasts at the heart of the Dark Peak in the village of Bamford, Hope Valley ... More information or visit Pioneer House web site..


Image: Bed and Breakfast in Derbyshire's Hope Valley, near to Castleton or Edale.

Old Hall Hotel, B and B Hope - NW of the Peak District

The Old Hall Hotel offers good pub food and a comfortable night's sleep in the heart of the Peak District ... More information or visit Old Hall Hotel web site..
Special Offer: £55 for a room when booking 2 nights or more (Sun to Thur only).


Peak District Farmhouse style B&B, Parson House Outdoor Centre.

Parson House Outdoor Pursuit Centre, B&B, Nr Hathersage - NE of the Peak District

Bed and breakfast and/or a safe environment for outdoor activities for children and adults. Our instructors are fully qualified and experienced in a wide range of disciplines ... More information or visit Parson House Outdoor Pursuit Centre web site..


Thumbnail: Hathersage luxury bed and breakfast, self-catering for Large groups - Sladen Lodge.

Sladen Lodge, Self-Catering, Hathersage - NE of the Peak District sleeps 7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16

Spacious, contemporary accommodation in a superb location. More information or visit Sladen Lodge web site..


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The Coach House, Self-Catering, Chapel-en-le-Frith - NE of the Peak District sleeps 1,2,3,4,

3 star graded character coach house conversion in a fabulous setting, close to Buxton and Castleton ... More information or visit The Coach House web site..


Thumbnail: Bank Top Hathersage cottage, Derbyshire Peak District holiday cottage to let.

Bank Top Cottage, Self-Catering, Hathersage - NE of the Peak District Sleeps 2,3,4

This pretty, detached holiday cottage stands in the oldest part of Hathersage with lovely views over gently undulating hills ... More information or visit Bank Top Cottage web site..


Thumbnail: Callow Barn, self-catering luxury with view of the Hope Valley.

Callow Barn, Self-Catering, Hathersage - NE of the Peak District sleeps 4,5,6,7,8

Converted barn with views of the superb Hope Valley from virtually all rooms ... More information or visit Callow Barn web site..


Total number of accommodation listings: 13



Accommodation in or close to Carsington Reservoir

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Orchard Dales Bed and Breakfast, B&B, Ashbourne - SW of the Peak District

A four star family run bed and breakfast just on the south western fringe of the Peak District. The area has attractions for walkers, cyclists and sightseers ... More information or visit Orchard Dales Bed and Breakfast web site..


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Dannah Farm, Hotel, B&B, Shottle - SE of the Peak District

Unashamed luxury in this superb Derbyshire accommodation. More information or visit Dannah Farm web site..


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Mews Cottage, Self-Catering, Tansley - SE of the Peak District sleeps 1,2,3

set in a lovely walled garden in the village of Tansley ... More information or visit Mews Cottage web site..


Thumbnail: Church View, farm self catering for family groups, Bonsall, Derbyshire.

Church View, Self-Catering, Bonsall - SE of the Peak District sleeps 2,3,4,5,6,7,8

Family accommodation in expertly converted farm buildings in Bonsall, Derbyshire ... More information or visit Church View web site..


Thumbnail: Bradley Hall, Birchover, Derbyshire Peak District holiday cottage accommodation.

Bradley Hall, Self-Catering, Birchover - SE of the Peak District sleeps 2,3,4,5,6,7,8

Situated in the pretty and popular village of Birchover, this listed, detached, Georgian house boasts super views over the local countryside and provides the perfect base to relax ... More information or visit Bradley Hall web site..


Total number of accommodation listings: 5



Accommodation in or close to Ashbourne

Thumbnail: Ashbourne luxury bed and breakfast.

Orchard Dales Bed and Breakfast, B&B, Ashbourne - SW of the Peak District

A four star family run bed and breakfast just on the south western fringe of the Peak District. The area has attractions for walkers, cyclists and sightseers ... More information or visit Orchard Dales Bed and Breakfast web site..


Thumbnail: bed and breakfast luxury at Dannah Farm, Derbyshire hotel.

Dannah Farm, Hotel, B&B, Shottle - SE of the Peak District

Unashamed luxury in this superb Derbyshire accommodation. More information or visit Dannah Farm web site..


Thumbnail: Cotterill Farm, Hartington, self catering luxury in the Peak District of Derbyshire.

Cotterill Farm, Self-Catering, Biggin (nr. Hartington) - SW of the Peak District sleeps 1,2,3,4,

5 self catering Cottags in a superb but not remote location (near Hartington) ... More information or visit Cotterill Farm web site..


Thumbnail: Hartington self-catriong Derbyshire Peak District holiday cottage accommodation.

Hartington Cottages, Self-Catering, Hartington - SW of the Peak District sleeps 1,2,3,4,5,6

Self catering 4 and 5 star holiday cottages in the center of picturesque Hartington ... More information or visit Hartington Cottages web site..


Thumbnail: Paddock House Farm self-catering Peak District cottages, Derbyshire accommodation.

Paddock House Farm - Oak Cottage, Self-Catering, Alstonefield - SW of the Peak District sleeps 2,3,4,5,6,7,8

Surrounded by 5 acres of delightful grounds and reached along its own long drive, Paddock House Farm Holiday Cottages nestles peacefully in a secluded spot ... More information or visit Paddock House Farm - Oak Cottage web site..


Thumbnail: The Chapel, self-catering holiday cottage for 6 in the Peak District of Derbyshire.

The Chapel, Self-Catering, Heathcote, Hartington - SW of the Peak District sleeps 3,4,5,6

A charming, and tastefully extended chapel conversion with fine vaulted and mullioned windows and beams ... More information or visit The Chapel web site..


Thumbnail: Brook Cottage, holiday apartment near to the Churnet Valley Railway.

Brook Cottage, Self-Catering, Ford - NW of the Peak District sleeps 1,2,3,4

Originally built as the coach house of Ford Hall and dating back to the 1700’s, this well proportioned semi detached converted barn is one of a pair on the owner’s working dairy farm close ... More information or visit Brook Cottage web site..


Thumbnail: Church View, farm self catering for family groups, Bonsall, Derbyshire.

Church View, Self-Catering, Bonsall - SE of the Peak District sleeps 2,3,4,5,6,7,8

Family accommodation in expertly converted farm buildings in Bonsall, Derbyshire ... More information or visit Church View web site..


Thumbnail: Throwley Hall Farm, large self-catering holiday cottage, Derbyshire Peak District accommodation

Throwley Moor Farm, Self-Catering, Ilam - SW of the Peak District sleeps 8,9,10,11,12,

Situated in the quiet countryside near to the beautiful Manifold Valley and Dovedale ... More information or visit Throwley Moor Farm web site..


Thumbnail: Latham Hall, large self-catering farmhouse holiday let.

Latham Hall, Self-Catering, Calton, Ashbourne - SW of the Peak District sleeps 8,9,10,11,12,

A large, attractive former farmhouse situated near the village of Calton ... More information or visit Latham Hall web site..


Total number of accommodation listings: 10



 


Peak District, Derbyshire Cycle Hire

Bike rental centres in the Peak District of Derbyshire

Not got a bike, hire one from one of the many Peak District Bike hire centres.

Ashbourne Cycle Hire | Bike Shops | Derbyshire Cycle Hire Centres | Derwent Cycle Hire (Fairholmes) | Derwent Valley Mills Cycle Ride | Ladybower Mountain Bike Circuit | Manifold Way | Middleton Top Cycle Hire | Parsley Hay Cycle Hire | Tissington Trail | Waterhouses Cycle Hire

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