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Serious off-road mtb and low traffic volume cycling from Fairholmes, part way along Derwent Reservoir.
General cycling information for the Peak District and Derbyshire
in the Peak District: Off Road Trails and Quiet Lanes
Peak District (AA 40 Pub Walks & Cycle Rides)
The Derwent cycle hire centre is located at the main
car park (Fairholmes) for Derwent Dam of Dambusters practice
fame in the Dark Peak. The road heading north, along the west of Derwent
reservoir takes you past Howden dam and
reservoir. It is generally quiet and is restricted to residents and
Water authority staff only at certain times. At the top of Howden reservoir,
the road ends and you can take the traffic free track back to Derwent Dam
and the cycle hire centre. Alternatively, you can make a circuit of Ladybower
reservoir if you follow the track to Ashopton viaduct and the Snake road.
You can then return along the access road to Fairholmes.
If you are interested in quality, technical and often steep off-road mountain bike routes, you can park at various places along the access road, alongside Ladybower reservoir, or at Fairholmes car park and follow the bridleways on to the moors. Please make sure that you have the appropriate clothing and bike repair kit, and that these routes are within the capabilities of all members of your group.
Fairholmes Car Park
Sheffield S33 0AQ
Tel. & Fax: (01433) 651261
Map - click here
Other Cycle Hire Centres in the Peak District of Derbyshire (click on the name to find out more) ...
- Ashbourne (Tissington Trail)
- Derwent Dam (Ladybower Reservoir)
- Hayfield (Sett Valley Trail) - the cycle hire centre here has now been closed, we have included it for information just in case you are trying to find out about it.
- Middleton Top (High Peak Trail)
- Parsley Hay (High Peak and Tissington Trails)
- Waterhouses (Manifold Way)
There is also Brown End Farm at Waterhouses, the have a sign outside on the main road so just go to waterhouses and you should find it easily!
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Disclaimer - The information on this page is believed to be correct and is given in good faith. It may have changed since our research. Use of the information on this page is at your risk, we cannot accept any liability for any problems or incidents arising. The maps are based on the postcodes of the centres. We recommend that you confirm the location and other details before travelling.