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Cycling around Bakewell - Limestone Loop

Experience a typical White Peak landscape on this 18 mile cycle ride


Experience a typical White Peak landscape on this 18 mile cycle ride. This route is available to download as a PDF and GPX file at the top of this page.

Start/End Point Hassop Station Café and Cycle Hire car park (on Monsal Trail) DE45 1NW

Length: 29km/18miles

Ascent: 540m/1771ft

Grade: Hard

100% road

This route was developed as part of the Pedal Peak for Business initiative, funded by the European Regional Development Fund.

Trail directions

Step 1

Head out of car park and take 1st left at roundabout towards Bakewell. At the T junction turn right into Bakewell

Step 2

At roundabout take 3rd exit signposted Buxton and turn left immediately after Rutland Hotel onto North Church Street. Follow the road up until it becomes Stanedge Road and go past St Anselms School. Turn right at T junction signposted Ashford and continue along the road.

Step 3

At T-junction turn left uphill and immediately right signposted Sheldon. Continue uphill past the Cock & Pullet pub through village. At T-junction turn left and first right. Descend into Monyash

Step 4

At T junction turn left then go straight ahead at crossroads by village green and Bulls Head pub. Turn left. Follow brown sign for Arbor Low. Continue past Long Rake spar works and take the left fork. Continue downhill to Conksbury Bridge and river crossing. Take care as steep and loose gravel. Steep uphill following the road to Bakewell.

Step 5

At T-junction turn right down the B5056 past church to roundabout and Bakewell town centre. Turn left (one way) then immediately take 2nd exit at the roundabout, cross bridge and continue up hill. Take 2nd left to Hassop (B6001). At roundabout take 4th exit to return to Hassop Station

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