Hill rides in the Peak District

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  1. Hi there

    Since I am from flat Norfolk, I am planning a trip to the Peak District to try my hill climbing out
    before I go for a place on the Etape 2004.

    Can anyone recommend a good route that will take in some proper hills? Maybe places to stay too?

    tia

    Chris

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  2. On Tue, 18 Nov 2003 08:20:41 -0000, in <[email protected]>, turkeytickler
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >Hi there
    >
    >Since I am from flat Norfolk, I am planning a trip to the Peak District to try my hill climbing out
    >before I go for a place on the Etape 2004.
    >
    >Can anyone recommend a good route that will take in some proper hills? Maybe places to stay too?

    Edale YHA (grid ref SK140866) (train station nearby from Sheffield/Manchester, and possibly
    Chesterfield), over Mam Tor at Barber Booth. At acute angled T junction, take SHARP left onto A625
    then B6061. Then turn left onto yellow road to Blue John and Speedwell caverns. Take A road through
    Castleton. At Hope, turn left and head back to Hostel. WARNING: one of these roads suffered a
    landslide a few years ago. I cannot remember which one and my 1994 map doesn't tell me! It may or
    may not have been repaired since?

    Alternatively, instead of heading back to YHA, blast further along the A625 road to Hathersage then
    take the B road to Sheffield via Dale Bottom, Overstones Farm, Ringinlow. Return via A road or
    trainline.

    Grindleford has a decent coffee shop, and between Sheffield and edale there are plenty of cop-out
    train stations, so long as you don't mind a 2 hourly Sunday service!

    Edale and Hathersage have YHAs. Hathersage is much nicer IMHO.

    Mr Cooper who owns one of the campsites at Nether Booth near Edale is a miserable grumpy sod. If you
    are passing, knee him in the nuts for me!

    Sorry my knowledge is a little dated but hope this helps.

    Love and hugs from Rich x

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  3. Paul Lydon

    Paul Lydon Guest

    On Tue, 18 Nov 2003 17:36:33 +0000 (UTC), Richard Bates
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >On Tue, 18 Nov 2003 08:20:41 -0000, in <[email protected]>, turkeytickler
    ><[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >>Hi there
    >>
    >>Since I am from flat Norfolk, I am planning a trip to the Peak District to try my hill climbing
    >>out before I go for a place on the Etape 2004.
    >>
    >>Can anyone recommend a good route that will take in some proper hills? Maybe places to stay too?
    >
    >Edale YHA (grid ref SK140866) (train station nearby from Sheffield/Manchester, and possibly
    >Chesterfield), over Mam Tor at Barber Booth. At acute angled T junction, take SHARP left onto A625
    >then B6061. Then turn left onto yellow road to Blue John and Speedwell caverns. Take A road through
    >Castleton. At Hope, turn left and head back to Hostel. WARNING: one of these roads suffered a
    >landslide a few years ago. I cannot remember which one and my 1994 map doesn't tell me! It may or
    >may not have been repaired since?

    The landslide was more than a *few* years ago...

    The road to Castleton now takes the way down Winnats Pass - although its worth a look at the land
    slip just past Blue John Cavern - the road looks just like a massive earthquake had struck!

    There's plenty of nice quiet lanes around here off the main roads - plenty of hills if you
    want them.

    Just get the appropriate 1:50,000 OS Map and pick a route.

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  4. Peter B

    Peter B Guest

    "turkeytickler" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:eek:[email protected]...
    > Hi there
    >
    > Since I am from flat Norfolk, I am planning a trip to the Peak District to try my hill climbing
    > out before I go for a place on the Etape 2004.
    >
    > Can anyone recommend a good route that will take in some proper hills? Maybe places to stay too?

    Most anywhere in The Peaks will be hilly, but check out Winnats Pass. Do call in the cafe in Eyam
    and try the Bakewell Tart, it ain't nuthin' like
    Mr. Kiplings ;-)

    Pete
     
  5. Paul Lydon <[email protected]>
    > Richard Bates wrote:
    > >Edale YHA (grid ref SK140866) (train station nearby from Sheffield/Manchester, and possibly
    > >Chesterfield), over Mam Tor at Barber Booth. At acute angled T junction, take SHARP left onto
    > >A625 then B6061. Then turn left onto yellow road to Blue John and Speedwell caverns. Take A road
    > >through Castleton. At Hope, turn left and head back to Hostel. WARNING: one of these roads
    > >suffered a landslide a few years ago. I cannot remember which one and my 1994 map doesn't tell
    > >me! It may or may not have been repaired since?
    >
    > The landslide was more than a *few* years ago...
    >
    > The road to Castleton now takes the way down Winnats Pass - although its worth a look at the land
    > slip just past Blue John Cavern - the road looks just like a massive earthquake had struck!
    >

    They finally gave up repairing this road (the A625, as was), in 1976-7 (ish). One of my more
    interesting cycling experiences was riding off a 15" step in the road having failed to spot it in
    time to quite stop. It doesn't appear as a road at all on any recent maps, and there's very little
    left on the ground in the worst spots, although you may still be able to see lumps of road off down
    the hillside.

    Andrew
     
  6. Paul Lydon <[email protected]>
    > Richard Bates wrote:
    > >Edale YHA (grid ref SK140866) (train station nearby from Sheffield/Manchester, and possibly
    > >Chesterfield), over Mam Tor at Barber Booth. At acute angled T junction, take SHARP left onto
    > >A625 then B6061. Then turn left onto yellow road to Blue John and Speedwell caverns. Take A road
    > >through Castleton. At Hope, turn left and head back to Hostel. WARNING: one of these roads
    > >suffered a landslide a few years ago. I cannot remember which one and my 1994 map doesn't tell
    > >me! It may or may not have been repaired since?
    >
    > The landslide was more than a *few* years ago...
    >
    > The road to Castleton now takes the way down Winnats Pass - although its worth a look at the land
    > slip just past Blue John Cavern - the road looks just like a massive earthquake had struck!
    >

    They finally gave up repairing this road (the A625, as was), in 1976-7 (ish). One of my more
    interesting cycling experiences was riding off a 15" step in the road having failed to spot it in
    time to quite stop. It doesn't appear as a road at all on any recent maps, and there's very little
    left on the ground in the worst spots, although you may still be able to see lumps of road off down
    the hillside.

    Andrew
     
  7. Tony Raven

    Tony Raven Guest

    Andrew Sweetman wrote:
    >
    > They finally gave up repairing this road (the A625, as was), in 1976-7 (ish). One of my more
    > interesting cycling experiences was riding off a 15" step in the road having failed to spot it in
    > time to quite stop. It doesn't appear as a road at all on any recent maps, and there's very little
    > left on the ground in the worst spots, although you may still be able to see lumps of road off
    > down the hillside.
    >

    Still eminently rideable on a mountainbike and mostly tarmac with regular big upheavals all
    the way down

    Tony
     
  8. Tony Raven

    Tony Raven Guest

    Andrew Sweetman wrote:
    >
    > They finally gave up repairing this road (the A625, as was), in 1976-7 (ish). One of my more
    > interesting cycling experiences was riding off a 15" step in the road having failed to spot it in
    > time to quite stop. It doesn't appear as a road at all on any recent maps, and there's very little
    > left on the ground in the worst spots, although you may still be able to see lumps of road off
    > down the hillside.
    >

    Still eminently rideable on a mountainbike and mostly tarmac with regular big upheavals all
    the way down

    Tony
     
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