Tissington Trail Cycling Route

Route Name:Tissington Trail
Distance: miles (km)12.98 (20.89)
Duration: (hh:mm)
County/Region:Derbyshire
Start Location:Ashbourne
End Location:Parsley Way
Description

Following the route of the former Buxton to Ashbourne railway line, the Tissington Trail runs from Ashbourne to Parsley Hay passing through the picturesque village of Tissington and the beautiful countryside of the Derbyshire Dales. The trail also passes near to Dovedale, a dramatic limestone ravine with stunning scenery, wildlife famous for its much-loved stepping stones which cross the River Dove.

Built as part of the London and North Western Railway, the Buxton to Ashbourne railway line opened in 1899 and closed in 1967. Once the track was removed, the route was transformed into a recreational trail and opened to the public in 1971. The traffic-free trail is ideal for walkers, cyclists and horse riders and is mostly flat apart from a relatively steep incline at Mappleton. At Parsley Hay, the trail links with the High Peak Trail which runs from High Peak Junction via Middleton Top and Parsley Hay to Sparklow. (Sustrans)

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Nearby Accommodation
Self Catering
Green Acres Holiday Cottage3 Rise Middleton by Wirksworth Matlock Derbyshire UK, DE4 4LS
Hostel
YHA Castleton Losehill HallCastleton, Hope Valley, Derbyshire, S33 8WB
Holiday Park
Callow Top Holiday ParkBuxton Road, Ashbourne, DE6 2AQ
Hostel
YHA EdaleRowland Cote, Nether Booth, Edale, Hope Valley, Derbyshire, S33 7ZH