Pennine Bridleway National Trail

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Pennine Bridleway National Trail

Pennine Bridleway National Trail
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twice2
Manchester, UK78 contributions
Trip Advisor directions were a big disappointment
Jul 2018 • Couples
Used the directions to get to the Bridleway but we ended up in someone’s garden. total waste of our weekend. Made up for it on the walk back to town, pub crawled and had a absolute ball and the weekend was saved after all.
Written June 21, 2019
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DAB0898
Derby, UK17 contributions
Great horse riding route for holidaying with your horse
Apr 2019 • Friends
Easy riding route with some great loops off and around the countryside for all riders. Views to die for. Stay at Hoe Grange Holidays for some great stabling and accomodation in log cabins glamping pods with hot tub and sauna
Written April 30, 2019
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twice2
Manchester, UK78 contributions
Trip Advisor directions were a big disappointment
Aug 2018 • Couples
Used the directions to get to the Bridleway but we ended up in someone’s garden. total waste of our weekend.
Written August 4, 2018
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dick h
Derby, UK3,439 contributions
From Parsley Hay to Hurdlow and back
Jan 2018 • Couples
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 it was a lovely walk, despite the murk and mist, the views were great, and we had the place almost to ourselves.
Wonderful.
Written January 13, 2018
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Ian M
Ashbourne, UK561 contributions
Excellent Derbyshire off-road Cycling
Nov 2017 • Solo
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 most obvious ones are: -
1) To Parsley Hay and back - approximately 23 miles all off-road on an easy and well surfaced trail, with one main road crossing. Refreshments at Parsley Hay.
2) As 1) but continuing to Dowlow all on trail, and returning, giving a total distance of 33 miles, with the option of refreshment and food at the Royal Oak at Hurdlow as well as Parsley Hay.
3) To Parsley Hay, then the Tissington Trial to Tissington, followed by 8 miles of hilly roads via Bradbourne and Carsington back to Middleton Top to make a circuit of around 28 miles.
There are many other trails branching off to such places as Biggin with the Waterloo pub, and Hartington with several pubs an cafes.
Written December 5, 2017
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Michael H
Derby, UK140 contributions
Excellent day out
Jul 2017 • Couples
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.
Written July 21, 2017
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bikalista
Kirkby Stephen, UK96 contributions
The Northern section is Fab from Kirkby Stephen.
Apr 2017 • Couples
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 from Dent Station or Garsdale station to make a day ride.
Written April 11, 2017
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StaffordSteve49
Manchester, UK348 contributions
Rival to Pennine Way?
Aug 2016 • Solo
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 quite unlike the rest of the way so beware. There's no route around Glossop yet though published maps and guides suggest alternatives. As a walker I find this a useful lower elevation bad weather route alternative to the more well known Pennine Way, opening up less well known ways through the south Pennines. There are also far more ways of using public transport to get to this route, in contrast to much of the Pennine Way. Give it a try. It's now marked on OS maps so reasonably easy to follow. Signposts help out where other trails cross this route.
Written December 1, 2016
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MsBriggs
6 contributions
Excellent for easy off-road cycling
Aug 2016 • Solo
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 up toward Parsley Hay there's only the Hopton incline to negotiate (yes, being Derbyshire the railway line had three inclines), but after that there mile after mile of open countryside, and refreshments if you make it up to Parsley Hay. On a bike Carsington Water is easily accessible, and further up route 548 is good for mountain bikes. I cycle, I've used a mountain bike and a hybrid on the trail, I wouldn't recommend it for road bikes/
Written August 17, 2016
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David L
Alne, UK1,274 contributions
Superb long distance horse/cycle ride or walk through splendid Pennine scenery
Oct 2015 • Couples
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 tracks and bridleways linked with sections of quiet road. It has no stiles, but instead features bridleway gates. This means that apart from catering for horse riders and off road cyclists, it is also ideal for walkers who struggle with climbing over stiles. The route was opened in the 1990's and crosses through superb scenery along the Pennines.
Locally the section that leaves the road at Mankinholes and heads towards Stoodley Pike is known as "The London Road" and is an old packhorse route .You can use this route as part of a couple of attractive 2 hour local circular walks that are contained in the booklet "A great bus for walking - Walks around Todmorden" that costs £1.50 and is available from the Tourist Information Centre in Todmorden or Hebden Bridge. Walk 3 takes in the historic landmark of Stoodley Pike, while Walk 4 explores historic Mankinholes, Lumbutts and Oldroyd, Part of the London Road was blocked by a landslide following the Boxing Day deluge 2015, but there is currently a diversion signposted ,and the route will be reinstated once the ground dries out.
Written March 1, 2016
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