In the Peak District there is an unrivalled range of walking and cycling available. From gentle riverside walks, such as the local Tideswell Dales or on one of the Railway trails, to tough Moorland treks across some of the most challenging walking country in Britain. Few places in Britain have such an infinite variety of walking opportunities and The Cornerhouse in Tideswell is centrally located in the Peak District making it an ideal base to explore walks and cycle ways.
Cycle hire is available at locations in the Peak District including Parsley Hay near Buxton and Blackwell Mill Monsal Trail near Tideswell.
To get away from the crowds in the 555 square-mile National Park there is an unrivalled network of around 1,400 miles of public rights of way, plus easy leisure routes such as the local Monsal Trail which has been developed from derelict railway lines and over 80 square-miles of open access on the northern moors, make the Peak District perhaps the most accessible National Park for the walker.
Interesting spectator cycling events are free to watch locally. Eroica 17-19 June 2016, a 3 day festival around Bakewell passing through Tideswell, Monsal Trail and Chatsworth is a cycling event around The Peak District where 4000 participants dress up in costumes on pre 1987 bikes. The AVIVA Tour of Britain, the largest British road cycling event passes through Buxton on 11 September 2015.