Cycle Routes & Bike Hire

Cycling is a great way to explore the park and the surrounding Derbyshire & Staffordshire countryside. At Callow Top we offer on site cycle hire so the whole family can enjoy cycling. We have a wide range of bikes available including child seats, buggies and tag-alongs.

From the site you have direct access to the traffic free Tissington Trail cycle route on which you can cycle the 13 miles to Parsley Hay joining the High Peak Trail if you choose. You can also cycle into Ashbourne along the Tissington Trail which takes about 15 minutes.

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There are several other cycle trails in the area including the scenic Manifold Trail and a circular route around Carsington Water.

The Churnet Valley cycle route runs for 4 1/2 miles from Denstone to Oakamoor and is perfect for families. It’s nice and flat as it runs along the old railway track. It’s also really close to Alton Towers so why not pay a visit there after you’ve dropped your teenagers off for the day?

A little further afield – about 35 minutes drive, yet well worth a visit & highly recommended by us, is the Monsal Trail. It follows the route of the former Midland Railway 8.5 miles through stunning scenery from Bakewell to Blackwell Mill Cottages not far from Buxton. Download a copy of the Monsal Trail route.

Pedal the Peak District – 9 journeys of discovery. Further information and downloadable routes.

Cycle Hire is available from Callow Top reception and prices are as follows:

Adult Child
DAY £15 £11
Buggy Tag Along
DAY +£11 +£11

6 speed adult bikes and a selection of different sized children’s bikes are available. We also have buggies, tag-alongs and child seats. Helmets are available to hire for £1 each.
Please note cycle hire is only available for guests staying at Callow Top. The latest hire time is 12.30pm. All bikes need to be returned by 5pm.