Route 1. Hayfield
A compact route, strenuous even for the fit rider. Includes some great downhills.
Route 2. Edale
A tough route with surfaces that are generally well rutted and rocky.
Route 3. Glossop
The longest route in the book and probably the toughest! Great variety of terrain some requiring good technique.
Route 4. Ladybower
A very scenic route with good challenges, up and down!
Route 5. Stanage
Great, varied ride, quite hilly and tough.
Route 6. Castleton
A short ride which is mainly well drained, on hard tracks, grass and roads, with a final technical descent down a narrow rocky limestone dale.
Route 7. Bradwell
Wide tracks, fast descents and short steep climbs.
Route 8. Buxton
Can get a bit boggy but generally an all-weather ride. Includes some bumpy descents.
Route 9. Chelmorton
Steep sides scenic dales, gravel tracks, green roads, bridleways, stretches of walled lanes and complex patterns of walled fields makes for a very varied ride.
Route 10. Baslow
An excellent all weather route, also a good route for cafe stops!
Route 11. Linacre
A fun and challenging ride with lots of ups and downs.
Route 12. Chatsworth
A route that is easy to shorten if required. Mostly the landscape is rolling parkland, limestone farmland, gtitstone moor or deciduous woodland with plenty of hills.
Route 13. Middleton by Youlgreave
Technically an easy route (nothing too bumpy) with a few hills thrown in for good measure.
Route 14. Darley Bridge
Gravel and soil tracks, some of them and rocky, with field and limestone dales as well.
Route 15. Ashover
A very enjoyable short ride. A classic!
This route explores the heavily wooded and dramatic manifold valley and some of the surrounding limestone dotted with sheep farms.
17. Derby North
A route that links up some interesting off road sections north of Derby.
A mixed terrain route including a fair amount of old railway cinder track and pleasant small roads.
Muddy tracks and small roads around the rolling farmland on the Derbyshire/Staffordshire border.
20. Ticknall, Robin Wood
This route makes for a lovely afternoon or evening ride, with tracks mainly of gravel, sand and some mud. Some tracks on ploughed land make heavy going when wet.
Route 21. Ticknall, Repton Shrubs
A enjoyable route that is not technical or too hilly.
Route 22. Gradbach
An interesting route which involves quite a bit of road work. If you like this area then we wold recommend the following map which has really shows the best trails to ride: Gradbach Mountain Bike Map
Route 23. Minninglow
Mixed surfaces of grass and hard tracks - very little road work.
Route 24. Bolsover
A rolling route through the industrial coalfields of NE Derbyshire.
Route 25. Locko Park
A real charmer - gently sauntering through wooded parkland, hedged green lanes and across open fields.
Route 26. Bakewell & Monyash
A hilly and varied route, skirting and crossing limestone dales and farmland.
Route 27. Matlock & Carsington
A big day ride for fit riders - on generally good surfaces. Challenging with lots of variety.
Route 28. Churnet Valley
A lovely wooded route, in summer very green, in winter maybe a bit muddy in places.
Route 29. Belper
This medium/short route around Belper does not feel in most parts at all urban. There are some high up sections with views of the surrounding countryside, and a few fun rocky sections.