Peak District – Ashbourne, Trails?

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  • docrobster
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    grab a copy of this book
    But unfortunately the riding from callow top isn’t great.
    You’ll possibly need to ride a fair way up the tissington trail to find something interesting

    Premier Icon cnud
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    Hmmm, as I feared. Was hoping for some more options, thanks for the book recommend though.

    Premier Icon cnud
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    I’m off to Callow Top Caravan site soon, so as it’s not really my thing the bike will be going. Is there any decent trails rideable from Ashbourne as I probably won’t be able to drive anywhere. Thanks

    Premier Icon the-muffin-man
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    Aye – there aren’t many ‘gnarly’ trails in that area.

    You can have some nice rides though – do the Tissington, High Peak and around Carsington res all in one for a nice long ride.

    Or get an OS map and pick out the bridleways and connect a route together.

    Sometimes its nice to just ride!

    docrobster
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    If you haven’t been to callow top before its quite an eye opener- bank holiday weekend is it?
    Last time we were there there was a drugs raid on one of caravans on saturday night during the kids disco on the lawn- which incidentally you have to witness to see the DJ who appears to have been transported direct from 1974…. Class!
    Good to have a pub on site though 🙂

    Premier Icon MoreCashThanDash
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    If you are new to the area the muffin mans suggestion is a great way to kill a day, see some scenery and get some miles in. If you are feeling fit, take the High Peak trail all the way down to the start at High Peak Junction, ride along the canal to Arkwrights Mill at Cromford for cherry and walnut scones – and then come back up…

    Premier Icon cnud
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    I’m picturing Jimmy Saville as DJ now, thanks. OS map and a pocket full of change for scones sounds good.

    Premier Icon iain1775
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    If its just miles on bridleways then look for a route Ashborne – Osmaston Park – Muggington – The Chevin and back (do Chevin north to south)
    I can do a memory map overlay for you if it’s any use

    Premier Icon cnud
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    Iain1775 a MM overlay would be good start thanks, email in my profile.

    jmason
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    If you want a nice family pootle, callow top has a gate that leads straight on to tissington. As others have said not too much gnarly stuff round there.

    scotchegg
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    Go down the Tissington trail and follow the signs to Cromford. I used to blast round black rocks for some local trails. There is also Bradley woods just outside Ashbourne but these are poor.

    I can recommend the Bowling Green pub for grub and the Oakover arms at mapleton for beer.

    wrightyson
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    Personally I wouldn’t advise on using the tissington trail to get to black rocks as it must be a 50/60 mile round trip?
    Trails map.

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