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Pennine Bridleway National Trail

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From Parsley Hay to Hurdlow and back

On a cold misty day in January, my wife and I decided to stomp along the 2miles between Parsley Hay... read more

Reviewed January 13, 2018
dick h
Derby, United Kingdom
The Northern section is Fab from Kirkby Stephen.

Kirkby Stephen south is has some seriously great cycling. The Highway from Mallerstang is super... read more

Reviewed April 11, 2017
Kirkby Stephen, United Kingdom
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Middleton Top | Near Carsington Reservoir, Derby OL14 6JR, England
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Reviewed August 4, 2018 via mobile

Used the directions to get to the Bridleway but we ended up in someone’s garden. total waste of our weekend.

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Reviewed January 13, 2018

On a cold misty day in January, my wife and I decided to stomp along the 2miles between Parsley Hay and Hurdlow, partly to see if it was wheelchair friendly for walks with my brother and his wife, and partly because we wanted to. Well...More

Thank dick h
Reviewed December 5, 2017

Starting at Middleton Top Engine House near Wirksworth along the High Peak Trail, linking to the Tissington Trail at Parsley Hay continuing to Hurlow and beyond, eventually all the way to Northumberland. Using the trail as a local route there are lots of options, the...More

Thank Ian M
Reviewed July 21, 2017

Really enjoyable day out the starting point is near Matlock and the trail uses old railway lines and minor country roads along its route. There is nice easy cycling for those that want to cycle especially in the southern section.

Thank Michael H
Reviewed April 11, 2017

Kirkby Stephen south is has some seriously great cycling. The Highway from Mallerstang is super riding. Save it for when the sun is shining, s the views are lovely.Plenty of choice of pubs. Fat Lamb at Ravenstonedale, The Moorcok at Garsdale Head. Return by train...More

Thank bikalista
Reviewed December 1, 2016

Starting south of Matlock this trail initially uses old railway lines before more complex lanes and minor roads up to Rossendale where after a huge two day loop presently ends, though the route north to Kirkby Stephens is being planned. The old railway section is...More

Thank StaffordSteve49
Reviewed August 17, 2016

The trail is accessed directly from the Middleton Top car park. There's a small visitor centre here and you can also hire bikes for the day. Car parking charges are modest, and you already feel out in the countryside as soon as you arrive. Heading...More

1  Thank MsBriggs
Reviewed February 29, 2016

The Pennine Bridleway National Trail was the first long distance route specifically catering for horse riding that was designated at a National Trail. It broadly parallels the first walking National Trail, the iconic Pennine Way. It is a route that tends to use old packhorse...More

4  Thank David L
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