The Limestone Way, the longest signed footpath within the Peak District, adjoins Vicarage Farm, as does the Pennine Bridleway. The National Trail is the longest bridleway in the Peak District and links Derbyshire and the South Pennines. Once you have arrived at Vicarage Farm, forget, your car keys and enjoy from your doorstep the best of limestone mountain biking whether over peaks or through dales. There are circular routes for all ages and abilities – http://www.peakdistrict.gov.uk/visiting/cycle

Take a mountain bike or a car north through the village of Bradwell, where they make the best ice-cream ever, and on to the Hope Valley. Turn west and visit the pretty stone village at Castleton, Peveril Castle and the Speedwell Caverns and then on up Winnet’s Pass – Derbyshire’s Grand Canyon. Carry on to Mam Tor and take a walk up to the ancient hill fort and watch the paragliders and hang gliders.

If you have the energy the locality offers unrivalled mountain-biking terrain. Alternatively if you prefer to keep your bikes on tarmac, why not join some of our Olympian gold medallists who regularly train with roadwork along the miles of quiet country lanes which criss-cross the Limestone scenery.  Try out the Monsal and Black Harry  trails for pleasant, off road cycling for all ages and abilities.

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