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"P" ride & Prejudice 'Stately Homes'

Experience the grandeur and scenery of the stately homes of Derbyshire

  • 6 hr
  • From 105 British pounds
  • Ashford Arms - DE45 1QB

Service Description

The tour starts at the newly refurbished Ashford Arms Hotel or Aisseford Tea Room in the picture postcard village of Ashford in the Water. The River Wyre is followed to the edge of the village before a short section of the Ashford Road finds a minor road which climbs high into the Peak District countryside. Climbing steeply up Kirk Dale so early in the ride is no issue for an e Bike. Upon reaching the top the reward is clear as a minor road finds a hidden gem of a road offering some of the most spectacular views of the White Peak villages below and distant panoramas of the Dark Peak beyond. Looking down on Ashford Hall and its parkland is the first glimpse of the many halls to be encountered en-route. The road will eventually scuttle down into the lovely market town of Bakewell passing by Bagshaw Hall. Town presents an opportunity to pick up a Bakewell Pudding before your route leads up Castle Hill and onto the Chatsworth Estate. Minor Roads and car free tracks bring you down into the unique village of Edensor and the chance for a coffee break at one of the many cafes that the Estate has to offer. A short ride takes you down towards the entrance to Chatsworth House and the stable block. A circular tour of the Estate via Carlton Lees (along minor tracks and grassed parkland) offer fantastic views of the Hall. Leaving the Estate to the north through Pilsley the route takes a short stretch of main road before reaching Baslow. Minor roads then provide a stunning ride out to the beautiful Hassop Hall. The tour then follows the stone walls of the Hassop Estate and onto Great Longstone Hall (opposite the lovely Crispin Inn). A short cycle to Thornbridge Hall crosses the Monsal Trail before quiet lanes take you back home to Ashford. Difficulty - Intermediate Red Tour Themes - Historic Sites, Art & Culture Surface - Minor roads, tracks, parkland, short sections of main road Distance - 21 miles Time allocated - 6 hours Refreshment stop options - Ashford, Bakewell, Edensor, Chatsworth, Pilsley, Baslow, Great Longstone, and Thornbridge Tour Ref - 25

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Start Point & Booking Queries

  • Ashford Arms - DE45 1QB

    +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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