Buy the OS Route Map and instructions for this route

The Peak District is Britain’s most popular national park, and judging from the tyre tracks you’ll see on the way round, this route must account for a fair share of the two-wheeled visitors.
It’s no pushover: the climbs are steep and often technical, and the descents prove equally challenging. The surfaces are generally firm though, with real rocky horror shows in a few places, and the views are fantastic — especially across the Upper Derwent Valley from the Derwent Moors.
If you only ever ride one route in the Peak District, make it this one.