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Ambergate to Wirksworth Loop

Explore the Derbyshire Countryside en route to Wirksworth from our Ambergate hub

  • 3 hr
  • From 55 British pounds
  • Ambergate Cycling Hub - DE56 2HE

Service Description

This Ambergate tour presents an ideal easy trail for less confident cyclists who are not total beginners. The return leg back and final descent into Ambergate involves negotiating a slightly rougher and stony track, however the majority of the tour uses quiet minor roads. The route climbs through stunning scenery to reach the top of the Alderwasely Moor offering a 360 degree panoramic view from Crich to Wirksworth. Country lanes barely accessible to motor vehicles pass through the 2 lovely villages of Idridgehay and Kirk Ireton (where the Barley Mow pub still presents beers in a jug from the cellar or just visit the community shop next door for a coffee). You will then travel through country with game birds aplenty before reaching the pretty and quirky market town of Wirksworth. Here narrow lanes, yards and alleys host many independent cafes and bars. The return route climbs upwards through hidden farms to Alport Height allowing some tremendous views of the moor and beyond. Then it is on to pass 'the Bear' remotely located on the moor offering a last chance for refreshment before negotiating the rugged track back down to Ambergate. The track becomes less rough and stony after a short distance and then you're back on tarmac for a rapid descent home. Difficulty - Easy Blue Tour Themes - Geology & Landscapes, Towns & Villages Surface - Mostly country lanes with last section steeper bike track Distance - 19 miles Time allocated - 3 hours Refreshment stops - Ambergate, Idridgehay, Kirk Ireton, Wirksworth & Alderwasley Moor Tour Ref - 14

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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