Ride 19: Riding on the Edge

Bikepacking bookThese pages are for readers of Bikepacking: mountain bike camping adventures on the wild trails of Britain by Laurence McJannet.

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Ride Information

START: Car park at Heatherdene S33 0BY, 53.370562, -1.697765 (or Bamford station, Station Approach S32 1EG, 53.339531, -1.689919)

FINISH: Edale station, Station Road S33 7ZN, 53.364876, -1.816596

DISTANCE: 19.7 miles/31.8km

ASCENT: 2857ft/871m

OFF-ROAD: 70% (although the reservoir road beyond the visitor centre is closed on weekends)

TERRAIN: Steep, rocky slopes, boggy moor tops, fireroads and quiet lanes. Severe climbs either side of a flat ride round the reservoir.

NAVIGATION: Tricky in the latter stages. Early on, when climbing to Whinstone Lee Tor go straight ahead; don’t gain any more height toward Hurkling Stones – you’ll soon see the descent to the reservoir. Apart from that, navigation around the water is straightforward. At Hope Cross, make sure you go straight ahead at a junction of five paths, to drop down to Jaggers Clough. If you find yourself climbing still here, or are able to see the reservoir once again, you’ll need to retrace your steps. Use OS Landranger 110.


Ordnance Survey Map

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Open Street Map with information markers and elevation

Book Map



Download .GPX file (right click to download)

Download map.pdf from the book (right click to download)

How to navigate using .GPX files

Eat & Drink

Yorkshire Bridge Inn, Ashopton Road, Bamford, Derbyshire S33 0AZ, 01433 651361, www.yorkshire-bridge.co.uk
The Rambler Inn, Edale, Hope Valley, Derbyshire S33 7ZA, 01433 670268, www.theramblerinn.com


Woodbine B&B, 18 Castleton Road, Hope, Derbyshire S33 6RD, 07778 113882, www.woodbine-hope.co.uk
Fieldhead Campsite, Edale, Hope Valley, Derbyshire S33 7ZA, 01433 670386, www.fieldhead-campsite.co.uk
Bivvy: by the southwest bank of Ladybower Reservoir


Riverside Herb Centre, Cafe and Deli, Castleton Road, Hathersage, Derbyshire S32 1EG, 01433 651055
Peak District Cycle Hire, Fairholmes, Derwent, Bamford, Derbyshire S33 0AQ, 01433 651261, www.peakdistrict.gov.uk/cyclehire

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