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White Peak MTB

White Peak MTB

Explore the White Peak on a circular self-guided mountain bike holiday, beginning and ending in Hathersage.

3 to 4 nights
76 miles
Moderate to Demanding

From £365 per person

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About this route

Experience superb singletrack and plummeting descents along the famous limestone trails of the Peak District’s White Peak.

The White Peak MTB trail is a self-guided mountain biking holiday that loops out from Hathersage, charging between famous limestone edges and great Peak District villages, complete with great pubs. Clambering onto Shatton Moor, it takes in the dramatic and technical descents from Bradwell Edge and uses the Monsal Trail to sweep into Bakewell. Switchback descents and an easy cyclepath along the steam railway line lead the way to excellent singletrack through Manners Wood. Chatsworth House glitters ahead along a thin ribbon of bridleway down through wide open fields.

Past Longstone Moor and a plummet into Calver, the White Peak MTB visits the spectacular edges of Baslow, Curbar and Froggatt. It makes sure to hit all the great trails around Totley, Blacka and Burbage moors, before approaching the purpose-built mountain biking trails of Lady Canning’s Plantation — an absolute blast for anyone still full of energy. The final descent leads back to Hathersage and the completion of this scenic, satisfying loop.

© Contours Walking Holidays White Peak MTB map
76 miles (122 km)
19th March to 31st October

Holiday highlights

Enjoying the fast trails of the White Peak, with big views across the hills and some terrific downhills.

Crossing through the remoteness of the moors and traversing the spectacular Baslow, Curbar and Froggatt Edges.

Dropping into an optional circuit of Lady Canning’s Plantation, where you’ll find well-built, fast-paced mountain biking trails.

Available tours

CodeTourDurationDifficultyPrice per person
C-WP-MB1 A circular trail beginning at Hathersage 3 nights, 3 days riding Demanding£365
C-WP-MB2 A circular trail beginning at Hathersage 4 nights, 4 days riding Moderate£470

White Peak MTB 3 nights, 3 days riding

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  • Itinerary
  • What's included?
  • Extra nights?
  • Tour facts
  • Elevation & terrain
  • Travel info
  • Weather

Travel to Hathersage where your first night's accommodation has been booked

Day 1

Hathersage to Tideswell. 25 miles (40km) / 3002 ft (915 m) ascent

Day 2

Tideswell to Rowsley. 24 miles (38.5km) / 1870 ft (570 m) ascent


Rowsley to Hathersage. 27 miles (43.5km) / 3461 ft (1055 m) ascentDepart from Hathersage after completing the tour, or add an extra night in Hathersage during the booking process for an extra charge

Your Itinerary

The daily mileages quoted are average trail miles only and do not include the distance from the trail to your accommodation. We do not expect you to have to travel more than 2.5 miles from the trail to your accommodation.

Below are the additional costs that may apply depending on your requirements. Our standard prices per person are based upon two people sharing a room; if you are on your own, or are part of a group but require a room of your own, then the Solo Traveller or Single Supplements apply respectively:

Solo Traveller Supplement
£45.00 per person / per night
Single Supplement
£35.00 per person / per night

You can add rest days at any of the overnight stops:

Extra night (Standard)
£55.00 per person / per night

What's included?

  • 3 nights' accommodation in en-suite rooms (where available) in selected B&B’s, hotels, inns and guesthouses along the trail.
  • Breakfast each day.
  • Door to door luggage transfer.
  • Maps with the route marked on and a guidebook or route notes describing the trail.
  • An information pack containing an itinerary, instructions on how to find your accommodation each night and a kit list.
  • Detailed travel instructions on how to get to the start of your holiday and back from the end of it.

Extra Nights & Rest Days

Book an extra night into your holiday and see the sights, explore the local trails or take the time to rest and relax in picturesque surroundings.

Wondering where to book that extra night?

Choose an extra night at the beginning or end of your holiday in Hathersage, offering great access to the Longshaw Estate and local walks such as the scenic ramble up to Motherscap.

Tideswell boasts a gorgeous church, St John the Baptist Church, and a choice of local walks. Head out to see Peter's Stone or explore Tideswell Dale.

Book an extra night in Calver and open up a whole day of exploration along the edges of the limestone plateau, with easy access to Frogatt Edge and Curbar Edge.

You can add rest days at any of the overnight stops:

Extra night (Standard)
£55.00 per person / per night

Tour Facts

Total distance: 76 miles (122 km)
Duration: 3 nights, 2 days riding
Minimum daily distance: 24 miles (38.5 km)
Maximum daily distance: 27 miles (43.5 km)
Code: C-WP-MB1 Grade: Demanding
Season: 19th March - 31st October
Start of holiday: Hathersage
End of holiday: Hathersage

Elevation & Terrain

Route profile

White Peak MTB Route Profile


  • Grit and dirt tracks.
  • Grassy bridleway.
  • Quiet lanes.

The White Peak MTB is primarily off-road, with limited interaction with traffic and few stretches of tarmac. The terrain is largely hard-packed, grit or mildly rutted, with a few more technical sections over bared rock and tangles of roots. Any well-maintained hardtail or full-suspension mountain bike will be suitable for this route.

Travel Information

Useful information and travel links that will assist you in your plans to travel to the start of the holiday and back from the end of it are sent to you with your full tour pack. A summary is given below:

By Air – The most convenient major cities and international airports are East Midlands, Manchester, and Leeds Bradford.

By Rail – There are no train stations in Bakewell. If you wish to travel by train to this tour, please contact us and we can amend your itinerary to meet your needs.

From London – Trains run from London St Pancras and London Euston stations to Derby Midlands (the closest major station to this tour).

Return to the Start – This is a circular route starting and ending in Bakewell.

Please note:

Most train lines will allow for bikes to be taken on board. We advise that you check on as you may need to book a space for your bike or there may be a limit as to how many bikes the train can store.

Most buses in the UK are unable to store bikes on board, so we would recommend avoiding this form of transport.

Weather Information

To find out more about the weather forecast for your chosen holiday's general location, please see the following websites:

  • MetCheck - This website allows you to look up detailed weather information for specific locations as far as six months in advance.
  • Met Office - This website shows regional area forecasts a few days in advance, with a general UK forecast description of up to 30 days in advance.
  • Mountain Forecast - This website shows what the forecast is like up on specific hills and fells, and offers forecasts a few days in advance.

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