The publication is A4 (210 x 297mm) in size and is printed on extremely tough, waterproof paper.
On one side is the mountain bike map and on the reverse are the text descriptions of the suggested routes.
All the off roads in the area are shown and includes surface descriptions, technical gradings, indicators for how tough the hill climbs are, spot heights along the trails and useful features such as gates, pubs and cafes.
The routes are physically demanding with difficult sections. Not recommended for beginners.
The Mountain Bike Routes
It shows all the off roads in the area with surface descriptions, technical gradings, uphill indicators, spot heights and useful features such as gates, cafes and pub locations.
You can use the the map to make up your own mountain bike routes /detours, or follow our own circular mountain bike route suggestions which are arrowed on the map and described on the other side.
A classic Peak District mountain bike route that takes in Jacob's Ladder, Roych Clough and Rushup Edge and skirting Mount Famine and Mam Tor. It involves a lot of climbing, and will test your mountain biking skills. The route is good in both directions. For adrenaline junkies then taking on the route clockwise - to go down Jacobs Ladder and also down the rock steps of Rushup Edge should be considered. For most others there's enough buzz anti-clockwise.
Edale Hayfield Loop with extension around Hayfield
18 miles (Loop plus extension)
This variation around Hayfield goes near Kinder Reservoir then a climb and a wonderful descent along Snake Path into
Edale Hayfield Loop with extension around Castleton
21.5 miles (Loop plus extension)
This mountain bike route extension adds about a 5 mile loop from Mam Nick to Hollins Cross and down a breathtaking descent to Castleton. The reward(!) for this is a 900 feet climb back up to Mam Nick via the byway near Blue John Mine. The byway was actually the former road until is subsided in the late 1970's. Where the road has collapsed provides a good excuse for a photo and time to catch your breath.
Edale Hayfield Loop with both Extensions
Feeling fit !!