26) Tissington Trail, Ashbourne, Derbyshire, DE6 1FD
Distance:
13 miles so 26 if you do the full return route from Ashbourne to Parsley Hay.
Excellent location for a Batec or similar, or power chair. Manual wheelchair users would need to be very fit to manually self-propel due to the distances.
Also great for hand bikes.
The trail links up with the High Peak Trail, 17.5 miles long and the Manifold Trail which is 9 miles in length.
Terrain:
The Tissington Trail has a few gently slope sections, wide tarmac path.
The Manifold Trail has a section on minor roads, but is mostly wide tarmac path.
The High Peak Trail is on wide tarmac path but has some very hilly parts.
On my visit there were no gates on the Tissington and High Peak. A frames on a couple of sections of the Manifold Trail.
Facilities on site:
Pay and Display car park at Ashbourne, no exemption for Blue Badge users. Bike hire and a small cafe. Toilets - but I can't remember if there was a disabled toilet.
Dogs are allowed on the trails.
https://www.peakdistrict.gov.uk/visiting/cycle/bike-hire-centres/ashbourne
https://www.peakdistrict.gov.uk/visiting/places-to-visit/trails/tissington-trail
What will you see?
Beautiful scenery and stunning countryside.
Hares, Rabbits, Badger, Stoats, lots of different bird species and many types of insects. Lovely wildflowers line the trails.
Buzzards, Kestrel, Hobby, Merlin. Red Kite. Deer.
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