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Ambergate Canals, Railways & Water Loop

Head out on a trip to Carsington Water returning via an old Railway Line and Canal

  • 6 hr
  • From 95 British pounds
  • Ambergate Cycling Hub - DE56 2HE

Service Description

This classic route starts at our Ambergate hub. It follows a short section of the Derwent Valley Heritage Way climbing out to Belper Lane End before reaching the top of Alderwasley Moor allowing magnificent 360 degree views. Lovely quiet lanes take the tour through Shottle and out towards the village of Kirk Ireton passing by the community shop (tea and coffee available) and the Barley Mow Pub (a rare traditional local where jugs of beer are still bought up from the cellar). The tour then follows minor roads and tracks to the edge of Carsington Water where cycle tracks follow the western side of the reservoir. The cycle track is left behind at Carsington Village with a climb on minor roads from Hopton Hall to reach the High Peak Trail. The old Cromford and High Peak railway is navigated as it makes its impressive way through Black Rock and rattles down towards the High Peak Junction. From here the route follows a stunning canal side trail following the Derwent Valley Heritage Way back to Ambergate. Difficulty - Easy Blue Tour Surface - Mainly minor roads and cycle tracks Distance - 22 miles Time allocated - 6 hours Refreshment stop options - Kirk Ireton, Carsington Water, Carsington Village, High Peak Trail, Black Rock, High Peak Junction & Ambergate Tour Ref - 20

Upcoming Sessions

Start Point & Booking Queries

  • Ambergate Cycling Hub - DE56 2HE

    +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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