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eBike Tour & Duffield Steam Railway Trip

A full day combining an eBike tour with a trip to Duffield on the Ecclesbourne Valley Steam Railway

  • 6 hr
  • From 125 British pounds
  • Winster Cycling Hub - DE4 2DR

Service Description

A great way (and day) to see the foothills of the south Pennines. Leave your car at Wirksworth to be met with your bikes. Then travel with them by steam train (subject to availability) on the Ecclesbourne Valley Railway (Derbyshire’s longest heritage railway). Pass through the stations of Idridgehay and Shottle (which you will re pass by bike on your return journey) in historic style to reach the start of your bike adventure at Duffield. Duffield is a lovely market town and part of the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Area. Once you have finished exploring just take minor roads out of Duffield towards Kedleston Hall. Enter the Park grounds and cycle towards this English Heritage House and enjoy the wonderful views following Cutler Brook. Exit the Park to the north and take quiet minor roads to the village of Muggington. To the north of the village the wonderful Cock Inn is well worth a visit. Don’t be fooled by the sign it is named after the type of horse not a cockerel! Then travel down country lanes, farmers tracks and fields before reaching Windley chapel. You will again cross the railway line near Hazelwood and Shottlegate close to the Shottle Station. The Route then follows the railway line to Idridgehay Station and then turns east past the Black Swan and up into Kirk Ireton. You could stop for a coffee at the community shop in this pretty village or have a half at the Barley Mow where the landlord still visits the cellar to fill up your jug. You then enter shooting country back to Wirksworth passing game birds in the nearby fields. There are plenty of coffee stops in Wirksworth or have a chance to visit the railway museum to remind you of your Day. The tour is subject to the Steam train availability but the Ecclesbourne Railway usually runs Friday, Saturday and Sundays throughout the year. Difficulty – Intermediate Red Tour Theme - Transportation Surface - Mainly minor roads, tracks and bridleways, main road at start and end. Distance - 21 miles cycling Time Allocated – 6 hours (4 hours e Bike Tour & 2 hours Railway Trip & Refreshments) Refreshment Stop Options - Duffield, Muggington, Idridgehay, Kirk Ireton or Wirksworth Tour Ref - 46

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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