Phoenix Greeways
 On Former Railway Routes
(Phoenix Greenway Routes)

 Brierley Forest Park Park
Blackwell Trail
 Five Pits Trail  67  
 Silverhill Trail  67  
Silverhill Wood

Teversal, Pleasley,Skegby
 & Rowthorn Trails

All the above trails interlink
  Derbyshire / Notts Border

     Cycle Derbyshire Map
   (County wide map - PDF)
     More Cycle Routes
  On Former Railway Routes

 High Peak Trail  54
Nutbrook Trail (Shipley)  67
 Ripley Greenway
 Longdendale Trail  62   68
 The Cinder Track  1
 Monsal Trail  608
Peak District
Manifold Trail

WaterSide Cycle Routes
Canal Tow Paths & Reservoir Routes

Nutbrook Trail (Long Eaton) 67

 Longdendale Trail  62   68
 Carsington Water

 Rutland Water

     ... & other rides !
 A couple rides in the forest or roads

th Normanton to Skegness

 Sherwood Pines
 Dalby Forest
 Wassenaar, Holland


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500 best areas to ride!
 Off Road 'Rail Trails' & Cycle Routes

Off Road Cycling guide to converted Railways & Trails in Derbyshire &  Nottinghamshire and beyond!!

Click on map above for large map on Carsington Reservoir.

Carsington Reservoir.
This page is about Carsington Reservoir, Derbyshire, just minutes away from (and now linked to) the High Peak Trail and Tissington Trail via the National Cycle Route 54a in Derbyshire. Approx 8 miles of cycle route around the perimeter of the reservoir and opened in 1992.

Bit of a strange route this one, although only 8 miles it does seem longer, and for a family route it is a bit tough for the novice as there are lots of short but very steep hills, the main thing is that it is hard to keep the momentum going, you roll down hills to have to brake hard at the bottom to get around sharp hairpin corners and then immediately you have to climb real steep hills, its like this more or less all the way on the hilly sections, which accounts for two thirds of the route if not more, all this aside it is a beautiful place to be, the scenery is absolutely stunning.  I rode this route in July 2009

Pics - July 2009 Click for larger view

Interactive map, zoom in and out and move around.
Ordnance Survey Grid References
car parks are at:
Visitor Centre SK 241 516.
Sheepwash SK 248 528,
Millfields SK 248 499

Under Construction, More info and pictures coming shortly on Carsington

  (C) 2009,

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