The ride is a favorite of ours and is an estimated 30 miles which should take 3-4 hours including a stop for lunch.
Although there are many places to join the trail throughout it’s length, our usual location to meet is the visitor center at Parsley Hay, here you will find ample paid parking, a bike shop with hire facilities as well as small cafe serving snacks and refreshments.
As you can see from the map, the Tissington and High Peak Trails merge close to Parsley Hay.
In this video we are riding the Tissington Trail that I have marked in blue, it heads south through fantastic Derbyshire countryside and finishes in Ashbourne.
On the route there are numerous places to stop and have a picnic or take a break.
Although the Tissington Trail is popular with both walkers and cyclists alike, it is never quite as busy as the Monsal trail which is close by. I have two more videos to be posted in the future which use part of the Tissington / High Peak trails so look out for those.
Enjoy the video and I hope it gives you some motivation to get out on your bikes.