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Cycling in Bakewell

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Looking down NCN54 (High Peak Trail) towards High Peak Junction

Pump & tool station

Poem on a plaque under a bridge over the Tissington trail. The surface is good enough for a road bike in most seasons as long as you're not too precious about it.

View from the Tissington trail

Tissington trail through the old railway tunnel under Ashbourne

Cycle parking and rental shop on the High Peak Trail (NCN route 68) at Parsley Hay

Details of cycle rental at Parsley Hay on the High Peak Trail (NCN route 68)

Cycle rental and toilets on the High Peak Trail (NCN route 68) at Parsley Hay

Route sign on the High Peak Trail (NCN route 68)

The High Peak Trail (NCN route 68)

Start of the cycle track up the east side of Carsington Water

Warning sign on the Carsington Water circuit (location inexact)

Junction on the east side of Carsington Water

Cycleway on the east side of Carsington Water

Junction of cycleways at the north end of Carsington Water

Cycle track beside the road on the west side of Carsington Water

Separate tracks for walking and cycling (NCN route 547) on the west side of Carsington Water

Separate tracks for walking and cycling (NCN route 547) on the west side of Carsington Water

Cycle track approaching the Carsington Water visitor centre

Route sign at the end of the Carsington Water dam

Road crossing at the end of the Carsington Water dam

Cycling around the walkers and dogs on the Carsington Water dam

A tempting track below the Carsington Water dam

Junction of cycle tracks at the south end of Carsington Water

NCN route 547 on the west side of Carsington Water

Cycle parking at the Carsington Water visitor centre

Cycle track north from the Carsington Water visitor centre

Cycle track north from the Carsington Water visitor centre

Cycle track past the bike rental shop, Carsington Water

Cycle and boat rental at Carsington Water

entering the south end of the Ashbourne tunnel

snow blocking the way in april

the road comes to a ford there is a bridge for cycles to the left which is lucky as I chickened out of this crossing. The path to the bridge is not ideal for road bikes but then neither is the road.

nice little spot to stop toilets round the back of the building.

the path is a fairly decent surface i have even seen people use road bikes not that I would advise it.

Nice little hut to duck out of the wind a moment or maybe even sleep the night. Close to a snack bar that is open during spring to autumn, so you can grab a nice bacon roll in the morning plus toilet facilities with cold running water.

Top of the hill. take care descending the hill, other path users, it is a popular area, and you will pick up speed quite quickly.

view from the bridge north toward middleton

A new, yet to be installed cycle toastrack at Hathersage lido.

Racks outside Hathersage's open air pool.

A steep road with handrail.

This is a three mile cycleway alongside the main road between Bamford and Hathersage, as mentioned at: http://peakdistrictcycleways.co.uk/blog/?p=463

This is a three mile cycleway alongside the main road between Bamford and Hathersage, as mentioned at: http://peakdistrictcycleways.co.uk/blog/?p=463

This is a three mile cycleway alongside the main road between Bamford and Hathersage, as mentioned at: http://peakdistrictcycleways.co.uk/blog/?p=463

This is a three mile cycleway alongside the main road between Bamford and Hathersage, as mentioned at: http://peakdistrictcycleways.co.uk/blog/?p=463

This is a three mile cycleway alongside the main road between Bamford and Hathersage, as mentioned at: http://peakdistrictcycleways.co.uk/blog/?p=463

Stanage, where there is a bridleway (to the left) as this sign confirms. This is a great walking and climbing area: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stanage_Edge

Hathersage

Leisure route planned on the Bike Hub app.

North of Uttoxeter is a cycle path that was once a minor road. It runs parallel to the A50, with trees and shrubbery surrounding it.

Rutland CC ladies @ Monsal Head. Circa 1950s. - http://t.co/bJPpjC8LbC

Brown signs directing the 'wheeled route' into Bakewell from the Monsal Trail. 'Wheeled' because cyclists are asked to dismount.

Another apparently pointless obstruction on the path from Coombs Road into Bakewell.

The path where cyclists are asked to dismount (see #45880 and #45922) skirts this cattle-market car park.

Path where cyclists are asked to dismount, but that cycling does not appear to be specifically prohibited.

Un-necessarily narrow gate on this path into Bakewell town centre.

Bakewell town end of the Monsal Trail. No dropped kerb here, and cyclists requested to dismount on this path to a car park.

The road into Bakewell from the end of the Monsal Trail.

A viaduct beyond the end of the Monsal Trail.

A public bridleway.

Eastern end of the Monsal Trail.

Coombs Road info board

The former railway station at Bakewell. The track bed seems to have been raised to be level with the platform.

Monsal Trail

Blackwell Mill Tuck Shop and Cycle Hire. We hired our bikes from this friendly operation. http://www.peakblackwellcyclehire.com/

Info board on the Monsal Trail.

The western end of the Monsal Trail.

The end of the Monsal Trail. 'Walkers' can proceed down the embankment to the car park.

Riders on the Monsal Trail. We were surprised at how popular the route was even on this autumnal Tuesday. Lots of couples and small family groups on bikes. We also saw several big groups of walkers, a couple of what looked like school gr ... [more]

Info panel explaining how explosives were sometimes used to create these railway cuttings.

Cressbrook Tunnel

Info panel at Cressbrook on the Monsal Trail.

Great view of this old mill, (now an apartment block) from the Monsal Trail.

Superb viaduct over the river Monsal.

Monsal Dale info panel

We hired these Giant Twist electric assist bikes for the ride. As we whizzed passed other riders they unanimously called us 'cheats'.

Inside the Headstone Tunnel on the Monsal Trail. The tunnel was built wide enough for two trains to pass but only the central section is tarmacked, with gravel either side. There are white lines at the edges of the tarmac. The tunnel is ... [more]

Approaching the Headstone Tunnel on the Monsal Trail. The lights go off at dusk on this leisure route.

A hearing pod on the Monsal Trail. Wind the handle a few times and it gives out instructions and tells one of eight recordings about the history of this former rail route. While I was there it was used to the delight of a woman with a ... [more]

In the cutting for the Headstone Tunnel.

Passing through another former railway station on the Monsal Trail.

Trail Code of Conduct http://www.peakdistrict.gov.uk/visiting

Direction signage on the Monsal Trail.

Monsal Trail, at Hassop

At the former Hassop Railway Station on the Monsal Trail - which is now a popular cycleway.

Information about the nearby Monsal Trail and some bike racks near the car park and farmer's market in Bakewell.

Cyclists are asked to dismount on this bridge but cycling does not appear to be prohibited.

A couple of well used bike racks outside this pharmacy.

Mixed messages on this pathway that leads past a cattlemarket area on the edge of Bakewell. Cyclists are asked to dismount, but cycling does not appear to be specifically prohibited.

The closest thing we saw to cycle parking on a flying visit to Bakewell

Pedestrianisation in Bakewell

The 16th century long gallery at Haddon Hall. Apparently these things were built for young ladies to promenade getting some exercise but not too much sunlight. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Haddon_Hall

Access to the wonderful Haddon Hall from the car park requires crossing this very busy road - the A6. The sign advises: CAUTION Please take extra care when crossing the main road at all times but particularly at dusk. Use the traffic ... [more]

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