Itinerary is in Derbyshire.
The Tissington trail is a 13 mile cycle/walking route across Derbyshire. The route was originally built in 1899 as a single track route between Parsley Hay and Ashbourne. It was one of the last railways to be built in the peak district, and in it's 1930's heyday it was very popular for walkers due the scenic setting with many footpaths. The route is very popular for walkers and cyclists of all abilities as there is few steep inclines, and all of the track is lined with crushed limestone.
The trial goes along the Derbyshire dales where the weather can turn nasty very quickly so take any equipment to avoid the worst of the of the weather. As it is only short you are not to far from other people if you require help.
Recommended Equipment: -Waterproof (Coat and Trousers) -Maps (If going off the trail)
There are many places along the trail that have road access to a carpark, or within a reasonable walking distance of one. Here are the major places along the trail. Each end of the trail has a connection to the road network via the A515.
By Flight The closest commercial airport to the trail is the East Midlands airport(Destination List) on the otherside of Derby approximatley 27.4 miles away. Many flights from around the world can be used to reach this airport.
By Bus- There are regular bus services to Ashbourne from major places are far away as Manchester, with services also reaching smaller outlying villages.
By Car- The best way to get to Ashbourne is by car as it on 2 major roads, the A52 from Derby and the A515 from the M6 motorway by taking the Lichfield junction.
By Bus- There are 4 bus services that stop at Tissington village; Number 42, 42a, 442, 443.Bus Information
By Car- The town can be accessed from either side by the A515 or the B5056 (later requires driving though a shallow ford)There is a carpark next to the old Tissington station itself.
By Bus- There is no direct bus service to parsley hay as it is not a settlement. The nearest place with a bus route is Hartington which is served by 9 services
By Car As with most of the route it is accessible from the A515.
Cycles can be hired at the trail for those of you who can't get bikes there. The main place for hiring cycles is the Ashbourne cycle hire based on the southern end of the trail.
Crime is very rare on the trail due to the large amount of people around, but common sense should still be used when riding the trail.