Lyme Park & Mellor Hills - Mountain Biking

Off Road (Trail) Biking
Aug 06
2022

5 people attending

3 places left

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£12.50
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Approximately 36km with 800m ascent

The route takes us along Peak Forest Canal towpath to Lyme Park,  a 1,400 acre estate that once belonged to the Legh family and is now managed by the National Trust. 

As we cycle through the park, look out for the red deer that roam the estate as well as the elegant Regency house.

After leaving the Park, we follow a mixture of paved roads and bridleways as we climb to the summit of the Brickworks, well known climb to the road cyclists of the area, before following the Gritstone Trial passing Sponds Hills with fine views over the Cheshire Plain.

We then loss all height gained to cross back to the Goyt Valley and follow a selection of bridleways around the Mellor Hills as we return to Marple

Whilst the whole route is rideable with nothing too technical, riders will require good fitness as some hills are quite steep.

For this ride you will need a good hard tail or full suspension mountain bike.

Want to make a weekend of it ? then link the links below:-

Saturday - Lyme Park & Mellor Hills

Sunday - Whaley Bridge to Buxton Circuit

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Gritstone Trail
Sponds Hill
Mellor
Kinder Edge view
Lyme Hall
Gritstone Trail
Sponds Hill
Mellor
Kinder Edge view
Lyme Hall

Location

53.402624297108, -2.0564067363739