top of page

Small Village Explorer

Meander down country lanes to explore charming Peak District Villages from our Winster Cycling Hub

  • 3 hr
  • From 55 British pounds
  • Winster Cycling Hub - DE4 2DR

Service Description

This tour mainly follows minor roads on tarmac surfaces and visits a number of outlying villages often bypassed by those with motor vehicles. The tour starts at Winster and provides a loop of the pretty market village before heading past the church and off towards Elton (its smaller and less known neighbour). Both offer a rich history of lead mining. The Tour then passes south towards Minninglow Hill via farm tracks before reaching minor roads south to Parwich. At Parwich Hill the road descends into the beautiful village of Parwich, ancient crown land once owned by the King. The route passes the Sycamore Inn and village shop combined and then out past the village green towards Bradbourne. The trail climbs into this "doubly thankful" village. One of only 14 villages in England that suffered no loss of life in both WW1 and 2. Minor roads soon offer glimpses of the larger village of Brassington and its Norman church. The historic Olde Gate pub is most definitely worthy of consideration when passing. The road then climbs passing under the High Peak Trail before exiting for Aldwark (a gem of a village particularly if the brewery cellar door is open). It is then back to Winster via a slightly shorter route to reach the Miners Standard. Difficulty - Easy Blue Tour Theme - Towns & Villages Surface - Minor Roads and tracks, short distance on main road. Distance - 18 miles Time allocated - 3 hours Refreshment Stop Options - Winster, Parwich, Brassington & Aldwark (brewery more limited opening) Tour Ref - 07

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

bottom of page