The Peaks revisited May 2007. Eleven Club Members have a great Six Days in the Peak District
Club Member Steve Langford experiments with Filming, using his new Canon Camera
Central Peaks
Highest In the Peaks

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Edale Valley Site
Northern Peaks
Monsal Dale Site
At the end of May 2007, 10 members of the Club, on 6 bikes, went to the Peak District for a 6 day break. Unbelievably, we kept dry for all of the 6 days, although the weather that week was wet and unpredictable nationwide. The Peak District offers some of the country’s most beautiful, fantastic landscapes, which meant we spent a lot of our time staring open mouthed at the scenery unfolding in front of us. The roads are all smooth and flowing, ideal for biking, the most memorable being The Snake Pass, located next to the beautiful Ladybower Reservoir. I think all the chaps would have been quite happy riding up and down the Pass all day, every day!
We visited numerous peaks, towns and villages, and the famous Biking Pub ‘The Cat and Fiddle’ on the main road from Buxton to Macclesfield, again a fantastically smooth and winding road leading to and from the pub, with panoramic views each side, the only down side being that many riders have lost their lives on this road.
We rode as far north as Holmfirth and as far south as Ashbourne and Carsington Water Reservoir, visiting Castleton and Mar Tor and the picturesque valley of Monsal Dale, amongst many others.
On the ride-outs we covered all types of terrain, as is the usual way when Paul constructs the routes, we went up and down tracks that I’m sure a lot of the locals don’t even know about, with the resulting panoramic views being the reward!
On one of the ride-outs we took a wrong turning which fortunately, as it turned out, took us on a ridge-top ride to one of the highest pubs in Derbyshire called The Barrel, from which we sat and ate lunch looking at breathtaking 360 degrees views.
We stayed Bed and Breakfast at The Roseleigh Hotel in Buxton, a central base for all our trips out, and an excellent place to stay if you ever go to the Peak District, friendly helpful hosts and a great breakfast. It is located right on the edge of the picturesque Pavilion Gardens which were a treat to walk through each evening on our way to the nearest pub/restaurant for our evening meal.
We covered nearly 1,000 miles on the trip and brought home lots of good memories, photos and videos of a beautiful, awesome part of England, and I’m sure I speak for everyone when I say we all had a fabulous trip. All in all, a great 6 days!