This beefy 80km road tour has four distinct climbs and plenty of distance to take you round some beautiful peak countryside.
Starting from Ringinglow, you get a gentle warm-up over Stanage (providing there is no westerly blowing in which case it will be more than a warm-up). Drop down here to the Hope Valley and on to Edale before the first, and hardest, climb up to Mam Nick from Barber Booth. From the summit col, a steep descent down the Winnats leads to Pindale which is hidden round the back of Castleton.
The next section is on deserted country lanes across to Litton and then down into Monsaldale via Cressbrook. A short steep climb up then leads to the third big one up Longstone Edge. More country lanes take you up onto the beautiful Eyam Edge with majestic views to the north and south.
From here you drop down into Eyam and Calver before the final drag up Froggatt. From here the roads lead across the moors and back to Ringinglow for your well-earned pint.
|Discuss this route in the Forums|
|Share this route on Facebook|
|This route has been read 1,331 times|
|Return to Find Route Cards|