Traffic-free Cycling Routes In Derbyshire

If you’re looking for traffic-free cycle routes in Derbyshire, you’ve struck gold! Theses route guides come with a star-grading aimed at giving parents cycling with especially younger children, or less-confident cyclists, an easy insight on the suitability of any route.

Simply look at the star-rating for each route – the higher the rating, the more suited to cycling with children the route is. These route guides have everything you need: information about the route surface, where toilets and refreshments are available, things to see on or near the route, plus more!

You can download the route GPS for use in your digital device, or you can view the interactive map on your phone. With many route guides, there’s even information about the nearest train station, and where to hire bikes!

Just remember, if you find these traffic-free cycle route guides useful, so will others, so do share with everyone you know!

  • Monsal Trail Traffic-free Cycle Route
    The Monsal Trail Cycle Route Overall Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ The Monsal Trail, a traffic-free cycle route, is an idyllic destination for family outings, particularly when cycling with kids! This 9-mile scenic trail follows the course of the historic Midland Railway, offering breathtaking views and a serene cycling experience. With four tunnels along the route, each roughly … Read more
  • Tissington Trail Traffic-free Cycle Route
    Tissington Trail cycle route overall rating: ⭐⭐⭐ The Tissington Trail is a disused railway in Derbyshire, and is now a traffic-free cycle path. It follows the route of the old Buxton to Ashbourne railway line, which opened in 1899. Stretching for almost 17 miles, from Ashbourne to Pomeroy, the route offers Victorian railway heritage in … Read more
  • High Peak Trail traffic-free cycle route
    High Peak Trail cycle route overall rating: ⭐⭐⭐ The High Peak Trail is an 18 mile traffic-free cycling route that follows the course of the old Cromford and High Peak Railway. Normally, trails along disused railway lines have gentle gradients, and most of the High Peak Trail is either flat, or has a very gentle … Read more
  • Cloud Trail Traffic-free Cycle Route
    Cloud Trail Cycle Route Overall Rating: ⭐⭐⭐ The Cloud Trail runs from the close to the Derby town centre, and runs for 13 miles to Worthington. It starts off following the river Derwent, then follows the Derby Canal Path, before joining a disused railway path. I started this route right from Derby train station, meaning … Read more