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Highs and lows around Hathersage cycle route

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Highs and lows around Hathersage cycle route


Highs and lows around Hathersage cycle route

Medium route for leisure cyclists

Distance: 22 miles

Take a journey through moorland landscapes, experience traditional Dark Peak villages and enjoy spectacular gritstone edges.

 Starting from Hathersage, the village Charlotte Bronte visited and inspired her to write ‘Jane Eyre’, cycle high up onto Abney Moor taking in the spectacular scenery. Visit the small village of Great Hucklow, once a centre for lead mining and now home to a gliding club. Pedal on towards Castleton, enjoying outstanding views of Mam Tor, known as the ‘shivering mountain’. Descending into the village, situated at the western end of the Hope Valley, look out for the ruins of Peveril Castle perched on a rocky outcrop overlooking the entrance to Peak Cavern. Nearby can be seen the entrance to Winnats Pass, a spectacular limestone gorge.

Take a breather in Castleton to explore the home of the world famous Blue John stone, visit the showcaves, pubs and cafes and the visitor centre before journeying on to the village of Hope.

As you head towards the small hamlet of Thornhill, enjoy the views across the Hope Valley before you ascend to take in the breathtaking sight of Stanage Edge, one of the birthplaces of climbing and still internationally renowned today.

At the end of the ride take time to explore the village of Hathersage, which once had a large needle, button and wire drawing industry. The mills still stand but are now converted to other uses. In the churchyard you can see a 10ft long grave, believed to be that of Robin Hood’s friend ‘Little John’.

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  • Description of route - Medium route for leisure cyclists
  • Length of route (miles) - Distance: 22 miles

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Season (1 Jan 2022 - 31 Dec 2022)


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