Matlock moors, hills and mills cycle route
Medium route for leisure cyclists
Distance: 24 miles
Journey through a landscape full of history and heritage with breathtaking views.
Starting from Matlock, once famous for its spa, cycle towards Cromford and the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site, the birthplace of the industrial revolution. Then onto Holloway, where Florence Nightingale, ‘The Lady with the Lamp’ used to live.
Enjoy the quiet lanes as you cycle up towards Ogston Reservoir taking in the views of the Amber Valley. Stop and explore the village of Ashover with its Norman church before climbing up onto Beeley Moor with spectacular views over the heather moorland towards the gritstone edges of the Peak District. Drop down into the Derwent Valley again at Darley Dale, with views across to the edge of Stanton Moor.
Cross over the A6 road and the railway line, part of the old Midland Railway’s route between Manchester and London which was closed in 1968. Nowadays steam trains operated by Peak Rail run on this section of the line down to Matlock.
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- Parking with charge
- Public toilets
- Description of route - Medium route for leisure cyclists
- Length of route (miles) - Distance: 24 miles
|Season (1 Jan 2021 - 31 Dec 2021)|