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A Ride Through Time

Ride through time on this stunning historical exploration of White Peak highlights

  • 6 hr
  • From 95 British pounds
  • Winster Cycling Hub - DE4 2DR

Service Description

Our most popular Winster Hub day tour. This wonderful eBiking experience provides amazing countryside views as well as offering an insight into the varied history of the White Peak. The tour allows glimpses of neolithic and roman-time settlements, medieval history, early mining, the industrial revolution through to present day industry, farming and tourism. Beginning at our Winster hub the tour explores the lead mining and market villages of Winster and Elton which both offer a rich history of lead mining. The 16th century Winster Market House represents the National Trusts first Peak District property. The tour then proceeds out to Minninglow where a neolithic tomb and bronze aged barrows rise above the amazing engineering works of the old Cromford to Buxton railway line. Lovely quiet lanes are then followed out to Parwich a village mentioned in the Doomsday Book 1086 as lands belonging to the king. Adjacent to the Norman church the lovely Sycamore Inn provides a perfect half way stop. A minor road then takes you out to Ballidon which offers access to the wonderful steep sided Ballidon Dale. The Dale itself provides its own glimpse of history with remnants of bronze aged and romono British settlements together with a medieval monastic grange. Farming trails then cross beneath Minninglow Hill and out towards a butterfly quarry which itself is worth a stop if the season is right. The unspoiled hamlet of Aldwark overlooks imposing open quarry works and is home to a delightful rural brewery if you time it right. It is then back to Winster to complete a very memorable, scenic and informative days tour. Difficulty - Intermediate Red Surface - Minor roads (small section close to Quarry), cycle trails, grass bridleway, farmers tracks Time allocated – 6 hours Distance - 22 miles Refreshment Stop Options - Winster, Parwich, Aldwark (limited opening) Tour Reference - 50

Upcoming Sessions

Start Point & Booking Queries

  • Winster Cycling Hub - DE4 2DR

    +44 (0)1629 352122

Cancellation Policy

Running Tours is our business so as a general rule we cannot accept last minute cancelation requests where we cannot easily re-book the date. If you need to change the date of your pre-booked tour we do ask for at least seven days notice so that we have the opportunity to re-book your slot. There is no additional charge for changing the date of your tour. If you give us less than 7 days notice and we cannot resell the slot we reserve the right to charge a 50% re-booking fee. We do not offer refunds on cancelled tours only the opportunity to re-book As a general rule we will not cancel any eBike tours based on the weather unless the conditions are so extreme they are not safe for cycling. We use the Met Office to monitor if any severe weather warnings are expected

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