Tissington Trail Cycling Route

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

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
YHA HathersageCastleton Road, Hathersage, Hope Valley, Derbyshire, S32 1EH
YHA YoulgreaveFountain Square, Youlgreave, near Bakewell, Derbyshire, DE45 1UR, DE45 1UR
Taddington Camping BarnThe Woodlands, Taddington, Buxton, Derbyshire, SK17 9UD, SK17 9UD
CornparkCornpark Cottage Upper Mayfield, Ashbourne, Derbys, DE6 2HR