The Thornhill Trail and Beyond.....

Tuesday 13th November 2012 at 10.30am This is what time the ride will set off. It’s best to get to the starting point at least 15 minutes beforehand to avoid missing the start.

Starting Point & Postcode
Car Park Bamford Recreation Ground, Bamford, Derbyshire, S33 0DA  S33 0DA
Overall Duration On a long ride, it’s sometimes good to have a little break in the middle, or maybe a catch up at the beginning or end to keep it sociable. This means that the overall ride duration may be longer than the actual cycling time.
1 hours 30 mins  (1 hours 15 mins cycling)
Breeze Bike Rides
Guided Rides Great routes and support from trained leaders

High Peak

Breeze Bike Rides in High Peak

This is a lovely traffic free route apart from a very short distance between the car park at the recreation ground and the start of the Thornhill Trail. Between the car park and the trail we ride on a very quiet country lane.

We then turn right past the Quaker House and take the Thornhill Trail up towards the Ladybower Reservoir. The Thornhill Trail was the old reservoir construction railway for the Upper Derwent Valley.

At the end of the trail we will get off and push up the track to the dam wall (it is a steep hill!) then follow the track around the side of the reservoir. We will return by the same route.

As with all the trail rides, it is ideally suited for beginners and it is almost completely traffic free. There is a very gradual incline on the outward journey but nothing to worry about!

It's definitely nippy out these mornings so gloves are a very good idea along with plenty of layers. A helmet is recommended if you have one but if you don't, you can still come along.

Bike hire is available from the Bike Garage which is at the High Peak Garden Centre.

If you have any questions please get in touch on our Facebook page Breeze network Peak District

Look forward to seeing you there!

Starting Point
Car Park Bamford Recreation Ground, Bamford, Derbyshire, S33 0DA 
Starting Postcode
S33 0DA

Meet the Champions

  • Christine Dicken
    Christine Dicken I've been riding on and off for about 16 years, initially for commuting and now purely for pleasure and exercise. I'm not the fastest or the fittest but I get there in the end and enjoy the journey! I love meeting and chatting with people and discovering places on 2 wheels.

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