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Hope Valley Cycle Routes - Abney and Eyam Loop

A 14 mile bike ride of highs and lows around Hathersage.


14 miles of highs and lows around Hathersage. This route is available to download as a PDF and GPX file at the bottom of this page.

Start/End Point Hathersage station S32 1DT

Length 22.5km/14miles

Ascent: 376m/1233ft

Grade: Moderate

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

This cycle route starts in Hathersage, where there are numerous shops, pubs and cafes including The George, an historic inn serving wood-fired pizzas, burgers and local ales.

Step 2

Leaving the station turn left on the main road under the railway bridge

Step 3

After crossing the River Derwent turn right to Abney and the Gliding Club at the Plough (take care crossing road)

Step 4

Continue uphill, passing through Abney and past the gliding club and continue to T junction, turn right

Step 5

Continue downhill then turn left (signpost Grindlow)

Step 6

Turn left at T junction towards Foolow.

Step 7

Pass the Bulls Head in the centre of Foolow and continue to the village of Eyam. Turn left after the school

Step 8

Bear left at the T junction in the direction of Riley Graves

Step 9

Continue straight on where the road is closed to motor and horse drawn vehicles

Step 10

Turn left at the T junction (B6001). Take care as busy road.

Step 11

In Grindleford turn left uphill (signpost Hathersage) on the B6001. Take care as busy road. Turn right back to Hathersage railway station.

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