Bicycle ride around the Derwent reservoirs - Ladybower - Derbyshire Peak District cycling
A fairly level cycle route with not too much rough ground going around Derwent, Howden and part of Ladybower Reservoirs. This starts from Fairholmes Information Centre at the head of Ladybower Reservoir.
Derwent Reservoirs circuit
|The Upper Derwent Valley is a popular venue for cyclists, with routes for both mountain bikers and other cyclists. The circuit of all three reservoirs, Ladybower, Derwent and Howden is a very good ride, in magnificent scenery. A lot of the route is on rough tracks so a mountain bike is advisable, but this is a fairly flat route as mountain bike routes go, with relatively little rough ground.|
The longer route continues alongside Ladybower Reservoir, passing through what remains of Derwent Village (the rest is under the waters of the reservoir) to eventually reach the A57 Glossop - Sheffield road at Ashopton Viaduct. Turn right over the viaduct then right again to follow the minor road alongside the reservoir and return to Fairholmes.
Cycle hire is available from the Fairholmes Information Centre.
See start location on Streetmap.co.uk
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