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Cycling Near Alton Towers

Cycling in Staffordshire 

We’ve cycled all these easy to reach routes ourselves. Several can be started right from our front door as Churnet Valley Cycle Hire will bring bikes right to our carpark.

The beauty of Staffordshire doesn’t need to be hard to find. Our goal is simple – provide our guests with a collection of hand-curated trail guides, so you can explore the outdoors with confidence.

Secure cycle storage available


Know the details before you go

Fully Detailed Maps

 

By using the ViewRanger app you can explore some great cycle routes in and around Staffordshire and Derbyshire with the confidence that you won’t get lost, or miss any highlights. Alternatively, if you like doing things the traditional way, just print out the maps and take them with you.

Some popular routes are covered, as well as those known only to the locals.

Denstone and JCB Headquarters

 

Distance 12.6 Miles

Parking  The Laurels B&B (Guests only)

chart area cycling in staffordshire  Easy

road surface  Gravel trail or tarmac

Toilets  Toilets at Denstone Farm shop and The Ramblers Retreat

Refreshments  Denstone Farm shop and The Ramblers Retreat. (Check opening times/days)

Bicycle Hire Churnet Valley Cycle Hire deliver bikes to The Laurels

The Manifold Way

 

Distance 16 Miles

Parking  Waterhouses

chart area cycling in staffordshire  Easy

road surface  Tarmac

Toilets  Toilets at Waterhouses and Hulme End

Refreshments  Wetton Mill and Hulme End

Bicycle Hire  Bicycle Hire at Brown End Farm

See our blog post on this ride

Ashbourne, Tissington & Carsington Water

 

Distance 25 Miles

Parking  Ashbourne

chart area cycling in staffordshire  Moderate

road surface  Gravel trail or tarmac

Toilets  Toilets at Ashbourne and Tissington

Refreshments Ashbourne, Tissington & Carsington Water

Bicycle Hire  Ashbourne Bike Hire

Tittesworth Reservoir and The Roaches

 

Distance 15 Miles

Parking  Tittesworth Reservoir

chart area cycling in staffordshire  Difficult

road surface  Gravel trail, tarmac, rocks and mud!

Toilets  Toilets at Tittesworth

Refreshments The Lazy Trout, The Roaches Tea Rooms

Bicycle Hire  No bike hire

The Monsal Trail

 

Distance 14.5 Miles

Parking  Monsal Trail Cycle Hire

chart area cycling in staffordshire  Easy

road surface  Tarmac/gravel

Toilets  Hassop Station & Millers Dale

Refreshments  Hassop Station & Millers Dale

Bicycle Hire  Bicycle Hire at Monsal Trail Cycle Hire or Blackwell Mill Cycle Hire

Uttoxeter and Croxden Abbey

 

Distance 25 Miles

Parking  The Laurels B&B

chart area cycling in staffordshire  Medium

road surface  Some gravel, but mostly tarmac

Toilets  Toilets at multiple places

Refreshments The Ramblers Retreat. The Roston Inn, Cavendish Arms, McDonald’s, The Talbot/Alton Bridge

Bicycle Hire Churnet Valley Cycle Hire deliver bikes to The Laurels

01538 702629
The Laurels B&B, Star Bank, Oakamoor, Stoke-on-Trent, ST103DF
info@thelaurels.co.uk