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tissington trail and carsington water questions

Aug 17, 2012
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tenting, then caravans, then autotrail cheyenne, then bolero 680fb, now apache.
what are the best mh sites for getting on the tissington trail or a nice ride in the peak district , and, are you allowed to ride round carsinton water ? or do the fisherman get a bit humpy..
 
Oct 12, 2014
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We stopped at Uppertown Farm back in July shortly after lockdown (1!) ended. It’s basic facilities but suited us fine. The reservoir was very busy but we cycled part of it with no problems, and it appeared that others were doing a full circuit (assuming that’s possible?)

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Aug 17, 2012
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tenting, then caravans, then autotrail cheyenne, then bolero 680fb, now apache.
thank you, having just fitted a biker carrier im now keen to know where is best now given that overseas travel is off limits for a while, maybe even next year is in doubt, so like many I'm rediscovering out own fair isle
 
Feb 10, 2020
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There are loads. Brundcliffe Farm CL has access straight onto the High Peak Trail. You could go from there north to Parsley Hay, where it meets the Tissington Trail. Then south down the Tissington to Ashbourn, then cross country around Carsington, then pick up the High Peak Trail again back home. It’s a route I’ve done several times. Really nice ride.

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Apr 20, 2012
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Can second upper town right at carsingtonwater basic site but at £8.50 can’t fault it and can arrive early leave late if you wish
 

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Aug 4, 2011
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Peak District is great for off-road cycleways.
All old railways, so no big hills.
Loads of camp sites, of all denominations.
 
Sep 29, 2019
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Done the High Peak and Tissington loop a few times. There is also a CL right in Tissington. If you include Carsington water and then do both trails it will be about 30ish miles mostly flat along the trails with a few hills between them.

I would start in Tissington, head for Bradbourne then onto Carsington. Go round Carsington Water and head for the High Peak trail. Do the High Peak to Parsley Hay and then return along the Tissington Trail. All the hills will be done at the start then.

I can recommend the Gate pub in Brassington. Very quaint and the food is great though not cheap, but is cooked by a proper Chef who cares about the food.

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Aug 17, 2012
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thank you ! all gold !
 
Feb 3, 2018
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Back in the room
Warning, Callow Top Caravan Park....allegedly a “Premier Park”
Booked 3 nights there last year...stayed for just 1

Couldn't stand the Shaved heads, horrendous top of voice language, arse cracks, string vests......and the men were worse
Rowdy pub on site
There were unsupervised Ferrel kids EVERYWHERE,...not our scene Im afraid

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Kannon Fodda

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Feb 26, 2019
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C&CC Ashbourne (one of the few sites that kept it's toilet / shower block open, is about 3 miles from Ashbourne end of the Tissington Trail. Apart from about 500yards of A road, quiet lanes can link to the Carsington Water routes. Somehow (legs hurt a lot after) a couple of weeks ago, I managed to do a big loop from the site via Carsington up a serious hill onto the High Peaks trail that linked to the Tissington through to Ashbourne and back to the site for a lie down.
Carsington was very busy with lots of walkers, made cycling on the shared perimeter path quite tedious. The trails were much better. Tissington had a number of cafe stops at former stations, but High Peaks was in my view the nicest ride being a windier route that you could imagine that little tank engine really having to puff away.
 
Apr 11, 2017
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thank you, having just fitted a biker carrier im now keen to know where is best now given that overseas travel is off limits for a while, maybe even next year is in doubt, so like many I'm rediscovering out own fair isle
You could try the ride around Coniston. From the C&MC site on the lake side.
Phil
 
Feb 10, 2020
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Roadwarrior, have you ever cycled the Manifold Way ?
Thats another nice one. Very different to the other peak trails.
Runs from Holme End near Hartington down to Waterhouses.
Its a good one to know about because it’s a lot less exposed if the weather is iffy.

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Jul 26, 2020
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Don't do Carsington at weekend, the path will be full of walkers and prams with families.
 
Dec 16, 2015
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Have stayed at Rivendale Holiday park lots of times. Very well located for Tissington trail - just over the road from it. Nice segmented pitches. Onsite bar and cafe nice when they are open.

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Aug 13, 2019
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Have stayed at Rivendale Holiday park lots of times. Very well located for Tissington trail - just over the road from it. Nice segmented pitches. Onsite bar and cafe nice when they are open.
Sure it's closed which is a real shame

Ashbourne Heights is right on the trail and very good.. we opted for an en suite pitch for and extra £5 which was brilliant as we had a toilet/ shower and drying room all to ourselves
 
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