Walks and Cycling in Derbyshire
Here at Cascades Gardens luxury b&b, we are lucky enough to be situated in one of the most beautiful villages in the Peak District – the village of Bonsall. Surrounding Bonsall are numerous walks and cycling routes, that will take your breath away with their stunning scenery and views.
We’ve picked a selection of local Derbyshire walks and cycling routes that you may find helpful when you enjoy your luxury mini and weekend breaks in Derbyshire with us
Dovedale is a dramatic limestone ravine situated in the White Peak District of Derbyshire and is owned by the National Trust. The famous picture card stepping stones are not far from the car park and the area is very popular with tourists for walking, cycling, picnics, relaxing and for children playing and paddling.
Discover the limestone countryside of the southern Peak District, famous for its geology and wildlife. Starting at the beautiful Victorian landscape and woodland of Ilam Park, this easy walk takes you into Dovedale, an iconic and spectacular gorge carved out by the river Dove. There’s plenty to explore at both ends.
Monsal Head is a famous beauty spot with spectacular views down Monsal Dale to the left and in front up the Wye Valley to Miller’s Dale. There are two pay and display car parks, a picnic area and public toilets.
Black Rocks is a weathered outcrop of Ashover grit which can be reached by a short, but steep climb, from the car park. The climb up onto the gritstone outcrop of Black Rocks is rewarded with superb views. Waymarked walks guide you through the Forestry Commission woodlands of Cromford Moor.
The river Lathkill rises just below Monyash and flows down to meet the Wye just below Haddon Hall. The valley is one of the finest of the limestone dales and the upper part is a National Nature Reserve. It is a famous trout-fishing river, and Izaak Walton declared it to be the ‘purest and most transparent stream’ he had seen.
Perfect for a delightful walk or cycle round this beautifully scenic resevoir, one of Derbyshire’s most important tourist attractions since it was opened by HM the Queen in 1992. It is an area noted for its wildlife, with a Wildlife Centre and bird hides en route.
The High Peak Trail is a 17-mile trail for walkers, cyclists and horse riders in the Peak District. Running from Dowlow, near Buxton, to High Peak Junction, Cromford, it follows the trackbed of the former Cromford and High Peak Railway, which was completed in 1831 to carry minerals and goods between the Cromford Canal wharf at High Peak Junction and the Peak Forest Canal at Whaley Bridge.
This short walk takes you through a particularly scenic part of the Wye Valley, with steep sided hills on either side. The small villages of Litton Mill and Millers Dale are just about able to find enough room to squeeze into along the valley floor.