10 of my fave mountain bike routes, plus a few suggestions for cheeky exploration.
Cheeky is best ridden early morning, or evening when the hikers and families are not around!

1, Cavedale One of the more challenging rides around.
2, Loxley and Rivelin Valley Easy, beginner friendly
3, Snailsden Pike End Start from Dunford Bridge TPT carpark
4, North America Start at Julies Cafe in Penistone
5, The Beast A classic Peak descent
6, New Miller Dam, A lovely woodland ride in the Wakefield area
7, Eastern Moors Loop, Another Peak classic. all weather with great views
8, Rivelin Tech. Close to the city. fun
9, Deffer, local woods, for local people.

Here are a few interesting routes around the Peak District, including some lesser known ones north of Lansett Water:

  • Kinder Scout:This iconic route is a must-do for any Peak District enthusiast. The views from the summit are simply stunning, and the hike itself is a challenging but rewarding experience.
  • Mam Tor and Castleton:This loop takes in some of the most dramatic scenery in the Peak District, including Mam Tor, a limestone hill with a distinctive peak, and the village of Castleton, with its medieval castle.
  • Derwent Edge:This route offers stunning views of the Derwent Valley and surrounding hills. It’s a great choice for a moderate-level hike
  • Lesser-known routes north of Lansett Water: For something a little different, explore the following routes:
    • Stanage Edge:This gritstone escarpment is a popular spot for rock climbing, but it also offers some fantastic walking trails with panoramic views.
    • Howden Reservoir:This area is home to a beautiful reservoir and offers a variety of walking trails, perfect for a peaceful escape.
    • Ogden Clough:This hidden gem is a wooded valley with a stream running through it. It’s a great place for a shorter, more relaxing walk.


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