Cycle The Manifold Trail to Ilam Hall

Gravel Cycling
Aug 11

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Event booking closes on Aug 10 at 20:00:00
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Approximately 50km with 500m ascent

NOTE: Date has changed (original date 17th August)

A leisurely and social cycle in the White Peak area of the Peak District

We shall ride the full length of the Manifold Trail together with a section of the Tissington Trail, former railway routes now converted to very popular routes for both walkers and cyclists passing through dramatic scenery. 

Starting at the Northern end of the Tissington Trail, we will use quiet roads down Long Dale before heading through Hartington to Hulme End where we join the Manifold Trail, passing through the steep sided Dale, dominated by Thor's Cave and a disappearing River.

Once at the end of the Manifold Trail, the hard work starts, after a short section (about half a mile) on a main road, we follow a single track road climbing steeply before a fast descent to the pretty village of Ilam, where we will stop for lunch at the National Trust Cafe at Ilam Hall.

After lunch we have no choice but again to climb out of Ilam on a paved road, before joining the Tissington Trail to return to the finish.

Whilst the ascent may appear significant, there are 2 serious climbs which if you don't wish to cycle can be walked in about 10 minutes.

We have plenty of time to take the climbs slowly and we will ride at the pace of the slowest, wait at the top of climbs should you need to walk and no one we be left behind.

For this ride a Mountain Bike, Road, Gravel or Hybrid bike is suitable.  

All the trail surfaces are good, and even paved for much of the Manifold Trail. The length of the ride maybe a little challenging for Mountain Bikes with knobbly tyres.

Should you have any questions about the route please message the leader.

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Long Dale
Ilam Hall
Thor's Cave
Long Dale
Ilam Hall
Thor's Cave