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Cycling is one of the most popular things to do in Derbyshire and we are very close to the many trails that you can enjoy.  Below you'll find information about some of the key trails and where to hire bikes, if you are not able to bring your own bike. 


Carsington Water Trail

Stainsborough Hall sits on Carsington Water and there is direct access from our land onto the 8-mile trail around the reservoir.  This trail is perfect for cycling with children as it's traffic-free and not too far to go.

Distance from Stainsborough: 300 meters


High Peak Trail

The High Peak Trail is a 17.5 mile trail that can be accessed at Middleton Top (less than 2 miles from the house).  There are no cars on this route and it does have a few inclines in places.  

Distance from Stainsborough: 2 miles 


Tissington Trail

The Tissington Trail is a 13-mile trail that runs up from Ashbourne.  This can be quite a steady climb, but there aren't any cars on this route either. 

Distance from Stainsborough: 6 miles

Boy Kayaking

Carsington Water Sports Cycle Hire

The Water Sports Centre at Carsington Water is an easy place to hire bikes.  You will need to book in advance, however, as they can sometimes run out of bikes when it is busy. 

Distance from Stainsborough: 1 miles 

Bicycle Shop

Middleton Top Cycle Hire

The council-run facility at Middleton top carries a lot of bikes and you can just turn up. 

Distance from Stainsborough: 2 miles 

City Bikes

Ashbourne Cycle Hire

At the base of the Tissington Trail - this is an easy place to start your trip.

Distance from Stainsborough: 6 miles

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