Tissington Trail, Peak District
UK cycle trails
The Tissington trail a scenic day cycle route in the heart of the Peak District National Park, running from Ashbourne to Parsley Hay.
The trail follows the old Buxton to Ashbourne railway line and takes in some stunning limestone scenery. Tissington Trail also passes very close to Dovedale, Tissington, Hartington and other attractive places.
How difficult is the Tissington trail?
The cycling route is clearly signposted throughout. There are some steady but manageable climbs before reaching Parsley Hay, where cyclists can join the path to the High Peak Trail — but other than that it is not too strenuous to cycle along, with mostly very gentle climbs. The surface is limestone so is good in all weathers, and there are car-parking points for people wanting to join the trail at various stages. There are also shorter routes for people who do not wish to wander too far from the car parks along the White Peak Scenic Route.
Distance: 13 miles (approximately 21km)