A former railway line, the Tissington trail runs between Parsley Hay and Ashbourne covering 13 miles in total. As with the other trails, it’s a traffic free route for walkers and cyclists alike. This is probably one of the most popular routes within the local area. It passes through or near some of the most picturesque villages in the Peak District. If you don’t have your own bikes, there is cycle hire available in Parsley Hay or Ashbourne.
Suggested stop offs:
- Tissington is a lovely place for a well-earned break. We would say it is a must to pass through Tissington, as it is one of the best preserved old villages in the area, with a spectacular old Hall – Tissington Hall. There is a popular cafe just next to the Hall called Herberts. It gets very busy in the summer, especially if the weather is fine. We have enjoyed afternoon tea here a few times!
- Hartington is also a popular stop off along this route. It is a pretty village, with historic buildings arranged around the large green in the centre of the village. Again, as with Tissington it can become very busy in the summer months, particularly when the sun is shining. There is a fabulous cheese shop in Hartington. The village used to have a Stilton cheese factory, which sadly closed, but the shop still sells a varied range of local cheeses