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In the Peak District there is an unrivalled range of walking & 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 & The Old Toffee Shop is centrally located in the Peak District making it an ideal base to explore walks & cycle ways.
Cycle hire is available at locations in the Peak District including Parsley Hay near Buxton & Blackwell Mill Monsal Trail near Tideswell.
To get away from the crowds in the 555 square-mile National Park there is a huge 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 & 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, a 3 day festival around Bakewell passing through Tideswell, Monsal Trail & 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.
Local weather report for Tideswellhttps://www.metoffice.gov.uk/public/weather/forecast/gcqxpdgce#?date=2019-01-20