TISSINGTON TRAIL ADVICE

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  1. Gloombusters

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    Hi Funsters,
    We are going to do some cycling around Derbyshire, in particular The Tissington Trail in June and would like some tips/advice for the best places to park our MH where we could also stay overnight.
    We have just returned from ten weeks travelling around southern Spain - wild camping and campertstops. Parking anywhere not a problem!
    We have no real idea about similar in the UK, but
    I'm sure there's a Funster or two that have some experience and information that may help.(Tissington Trail access/parking important) Thank you in advance!
     
  2. MannClan

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    hi gloombusters
    if you want a proper campsite - rather than wild camping - try Rivendale on the ashbourne buxton road. tissington trail goes past the front door.
    http://www.rivendalecaravanpark.co.uk/
    cheers
     
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    Washbrook farm is C&CC CL site. Last year we stopped there for two nights at £8 per night.
    About 75 metres from the entrance is the Tissington Trail, turn left for Ashbourne, turn right for Tissington.
    Its only got hard standing for about 8 units and you have with /without elect hookup.
    We had a great time on our bikes.
    Hope you enjoy.
     
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    There's an adult only site in Longnor. Just up the road between longnor village and Hartington are two places to join the trail, ones an old railway station come cafe now and the other just past Hartington on the hill is a railway signal box, both have parking available and toilets.
     
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    A nicer ride is a few miles away, the route round Carsington Water.
     
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    Thanks to all for the info- we'll check them out and we're sure there's something there that will help. We will also check out Carsington Water. Thanks hilldweller
     
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    at the entrance road carrsington water there is a basic site or further on a caravan club site. for tissington there are loads of cl.s in the area.
     
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    Thanks kalamitty we'll check them out.
     
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    A pleasant ride for sure but I wouldn`t say nicer.
    There are a number of cycle trails in the area, Monsal Head Trail and Manifold Valley Trail being two. Google Peak District Cycle Routes for more info
     
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    My only piece of Advice.

    When we did it, I wore a younger mans shoes (NO! not someone elses)
    We rode from Tissington to Ashbourne and then back.
    From memory, it's about 13mls. The thing is, from Tissington to Ashbourne, it's downhill albeit 1/100 gradient.

    You will rue the decision because, on the way back, 1/100 doesn't sound a lot but for 13mls it might as well be Alp D'Huez. I was crying for the last couple of miles for the torture to end.
     
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    Do it other way round, start at Ashbourne (n) lovely cycling
     
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    And not at a weekend - too busy.
    Have you looked at the Monsal Head trails? Opened recentish + takes you through the old railway tunnels? Starts near to Bakewell.
    & have you heard of Britstops, if you didn't want campsites.
     
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    Thanks for the 'heads up' on Britstops. Just signed up. It looks like fun.
     
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    Hi we always stop at callow top right on the trail and very close to Ashbourne nice site with a good pub and restaurant
     
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    Thanks Nigel, we will note that and it's a possibility .
     
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    Stayed at Callow Top, nice site right on the trail and close to Ashbourne
    Good pub and restaurant on site and nice restaurants in Ashbourne

    Gary and Janet
     
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    Can you remember the name of the site
    Thks
     
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    Thats the name Callow Top

    http://www.callowtop.co.uk/

    Wow, just looked, £29.95 per night !!! peak season, even dearer for bonfire night :(
    And don`t forget the Site Rules, I think they may be extensive
     
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    Thks for info, but expensive and full of crumb snatchers so not for us but looks nice
     
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