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Family cycle routes north

Postby Cableguy » 05 Feb 2013, 20:05

Hi all.
We are planning a 10 day road trip around the uk. I'm keen to find some easy trails that my 2 girls can cycle. Needs to be quite flat. I've already checked out the Monsal trail which is perfect.
Just trying to stitch together some ideas.
Cheers
Ray
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Re: Family cycle routes north

Postby Ian Hulley » 05 Feb 2013, 20:09

southernsparky wrote:Hi all.
We are planning a 10 day road trip around the uk. I'm keen to find some easy trails that my 2 girls can cycle. Needs to be quite flat. I've already checked out the Monsal trail which is perfect.
Just trying to stitch together some ideas.
Cheers
Ray


Don't miss the High Peak Trail too ... loads of olde railway lines now cycle tracks. You need local advice/support/help please feel free to PM me for contact details.

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Re: Family cycle routes north

Postby andy mc » 05 Feb 2013, 20:11

Hi,
Monsal trail is very good. I can recommend it. We cycled there last summer. Kids are 5 and 8.
Try the Sustrans website for cycle routes.
The old railway line from Keswick - Threlkeld is another.
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Re: Family cycle routes north

Postby Cableguy » 05 Feb 2013, 20:46

Fantastic, Thanks. :ok
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Re: Family cycle routes north

Postby Cruz » 05 Feb 2013, 22:26

Tissington trail is flatter than the High Peak trail. High Peak trail as a few steep sections (well as steep as they come for trains) They both start at Parsley Hay (then split. left for high peak, right for Tissington. The Tissington train is about 9 miles from Parsey Hay south of Buxton to Ashbourne. Very nice. Tissington village is worth a 100 yd detour from the trail when you get to it.

Also there is the manifold trail in the Peaks from Hulme End to Waterhouses. Very nice and has Thors cave as a spectacular detour as well as going through an old tunnel. Bankhouse farm is right at the beginning at Hulme End and is literally a stagger from the Manifold Inn http://bankhousefarmcamping.co.uk/

Lancaster have a few trails too http://www.lancashire.gov.uk/corporate/ ... =28097&e=e

There is a railway cycle route from Scarborough to Whitby http://www.yorkshire.com/view/attractio ... les-581650
We camped at Hook House Farm in Robin Hoods Bay (several nice pubs, great chippy, ice cream, beach etc) and cycled to Whitby and back on the railway trail over a big viaduct. We locked the bikes up and had a mooch around whitby then cycled back for fish and chips and a few earned pints http://www.hookshousefarm.co.uk/

Dalby Forest near Pickering in North Yorks Moors. Cycle routes for all from easy to hard mountain biking. We camped at a nice quiet farm that gave access to the easier trail (don't go back down the access road. from the farm take the farm track to the left). It was called high rigg farm but it's now called stoneclose
http://stoneclosecampsite.co.uk/
http://www.forestry.gov.uk/pdf/eng-dalb ... tb-map.pdf

We did Whitby and Dalby forest during a nice 5 day break

Clumber Park near nottingham is also nice for cycling. It's national trust owned. We camped at a nice site right in the middle of Worksop town centre would you believe?
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Re: Family cycle routes north

Postby Cableguy » 06 Feb 2013, 06:37

Wow, looks like we're well sorted. Cheers for that :ok
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Re: Family cycle routes north

Postby thechubbsdub » 06 Feb 2013, 06:49

we did the tissington Trail a couple of years back and even a fat unfit, non cyclist old git like me could manage it.
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Re: Family cycle routes north

Postby Cruz » 06 Feb 2013, 22:22

thechubbsdub wrote:we did the tissington Trail a couple of years back and even a fat unfit, non cyclist old git like me could manage it.

Did you notice the slight incline on the return journey from Ashbourne? On the way to Ashbourne I could have peddalled a bit and then freewheeled for the full 8 miles if my legs hadn't got tired from lack of use.
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