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Attractions on the Derbyshire Dales

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There are plenty of places to see and visit on the Derbyshire Dales. Whether you love hiking or cycling, Derbyshire Dales is a region where 20 hidden gems are waiting to be explored and visited. Check the top places to visit in the region and plan your next adventure today.

The top 20 Attractions on the Derbyshire Dales

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    The waterfall is easily accessible from the front as well as to its rear. Most routes will lead you to a footpath that comes from the front. In my opinion …

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    Lewis
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    Monsal Head

    Hiking Highlight

    What a fantastic spot for a view, no matter the weather its impressive. Do ensure you stop to take in the view before heading down to the viaduct itself.

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    Tom
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    Monsal Trail

    Bike Touring Highlight (Segment)

    Lovely flat disused railway which is wonderful for cycling with the children. Plenty of opportunities to make into a loop or just cycle back the same way.

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    Chatsworth House

    Hiking Highlight

    Chatsworth House is like something from a period drama. Standing proudly amid rolling hills, with the River Wye meandering gently by, it is a stunning sight.

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    Parsley Hay

    Bike Touring Highlight

    Snack bar and bike hire centre. Good target to aim for when riding on the Tissington or High Peak trails.

    The snack bar doesn't have any inside facilities so you'll …

    Tip by
    smokey57
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    Middleton Top

    Bike Touring Highlight

    Notorious for its steep gradient, Middleton Top is a super climb with majestic views at the top. Plus bike hire and a small cafe. It has also part of the …

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    emmie c
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    Chrome Hill

    Hiking Highlight

    Chrome Hill, and its smaller neighbour Parkhouse Hill, are amongst some of the most distinctive hills in the Peak District. Commonly known as the ‘Dragon’s Back’ the rugged hills boast amazing views and a real walking challenge.

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    Parkhouse Hill

    Hiking Highlight

    Parkhouse Hill, known locally as the Dragon's Back, is a small but challenging hill in the Peak District. The hill is the remains of an atoll - a 'reef knoll' …

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    Rowtor Rocks

    Hiking Highlight

    Rowtor Rocks are a series of caves, rooms, alcoves, tunnels, flights of stone steps, a stone armchair, a square font, ring markings, rock basins and square sockets for crosses. The …

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    Tissington Trail

    Bike Touring Highlight (Segment)

    Built on the route of a railway line so no steep gradients anywhere on the route. Bike hire (including Ebikes) available at each end in Ashbourne and at Parsley Hay. …

    Tip by
    smokey57
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    The incline

    Bike Touring Highlight (Segment)

    Steep long slog! Hard work on a full sus, slightly lesser on a gravel bike. Totally worth it for the goodness at the top though!

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    Kelly
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    Cromford Warf is the historic terminus of the Cromford Canal and the start of a walk taking in aqueducts over the River Derwent and the Midland Railway. High Peak Junction …

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    Paul
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    Big Moor

    Mountain Biking Highlight

    Big Moor is a big moor....ok it's a great way of getting from Totley Moor towards Baslow. Beware as it can be incredibly boggy so keep to the proper path. …

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    Thorpe Cloud

    Hiking Highlight

    gets busy

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    Paul
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    High Peak Trail

    Bike Touring Highlight (Segment)

    For some fun on the gravel. Smash it along here in the countryside

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    High Peak Junction

    Hiking Highlight

    Junction where the Cromford canal meets the High Peak Trail. A small shop, a museum and toilets. A great place to start either a hike or a bike ride.

    Tip by
    Jonnyh207
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    Beeley Moor

    Road Cycling Highlight (Segment)

    The fastest way to enjoy all the meters climbed previously. Featured the Beeston CC feed stop during reliability rides. There is also an ice cream van parked up near the …

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    Padley Gorge

    Hiking Highlight (Segment)

    Padley Gorge is an enchanting place that feels like the setting for a fairy tale. Mystical at all times of year, the moss-covered trees and babbling brook are truly magical. …

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    Ashford in the Water's Medieval Sheepwash Bridge is a must-see! Overhung by willow trees, the beautiful was built on the site of the ford across the river. In the 17th …

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    Ashbourne tunnel

    Bike Touring Highlight

    Ashbourne is a nice city. The drive through the long tunnel is impressive. I was amazed by the crowded bike station at the tunnel exit and the bike traffic on the trail.

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