10 Child-Friendly Cycle Routes In The Peak District

10 Child-Friendly Cycle Routes In The Peak District

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The Peak District is a gorgeous part of the country with so much incredible scenery to view and explore. Here are some great places to explore by bike!

Waterside Trails

  • Ladybower Reservoir - This 9KM route is great for some sightseeing with younger children including toddlers.
  • Carsington Water - This track is a great way to explore and experience the beautiful water this summer.
  • Carsington Loop - This loop in full is 12.3KM long so it’s not one for inexperienced cyclists, but great for older children!
  • Redmires Upper Reservoir Loop - This loop is great for a long cycle with your family!


Gravel Trails

  • The Manifold Valley Trail - This trail holds wonderful scenery, water views and forests, perfect to experience in the change of season.
  • The Tissington Trail - This trail is full of history and scenery looking like something out of the 1800s.
  • The Monsal Trail - This trail is great if you’re wanting some shade in the summer months, cycle through a tunnel and experience some shade from the sun!
  • High Peak Trail - This route is great if you’re looking for a full countryside experience.
  • Thornhill Trail - Perfect for cycling and walking, this path follows a disused railway line!
  • Fairholmes Visitor Centre - This centre is a forest full of scenery and wonder, this is a great place to cycle and stop off at a book store for a break.


These beautiful trails are ideal for family outings and spending time with those you love.

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