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Peak District - Where to stay?!

apoc_regapoc_reg Posts: 166
edited September 2010 in Routes
Hey guys,

i have Thursday through Sunday off and fancy going to the peak district.

Anyone know a good town/village/place to stay with riding in mind? Just want to get out and do some miles enjoying the view and relax!

Thanks a lot guys

Reg
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  • miss notaxmiss notax Posts: 2,572
    We stayed here the last time http://www.poachersarms.co.uk/ - lovely people, REALLY good breakfast and nice rooms. Fab pub food in the evenings too.

    We would happily stay there again :D
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  • sniper68sniper68 Posts: 2,910
    Hope,Castleton,Edale.
    The Ladybower Inn is next to some great riding.
  • hoochylalahoochylala Posts: 987
    Hope gets my vote - great access to trails straight out your door - although most places in the Peaks will allow this - thats the beauty :)
  • ratty2kratty2k Posts: 3,872
    Ladybower arms, turn left out the pub door, straight up some great rocky bridleways. 8)
    Good beer as well, Rambler or Nags head, and camping in Edale.
    My Pics !


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  • apoc_regapoc_reg Posts: 166
    Thanks guys, great suggestions!

    edit: Damn ladyblower full :-( onto the next!
    '08 Scott Genius MC20

    My Pinkbike Page: http://reg11.pinkbike.com/album/MTB-Stuff/

    '11 Giant TCR Advanced 1
  • had to go with the YHA in the end as nowhere seemed to want me. Hopefully that will be ok!

    Gonna do Jacobs ladder and Doctors Gate off this site:

    http://www.mountainbikerides.co.uk/rout ... trict.html

    Any others people would say are a must do?

    Thanks again
    '08 Scott Genius MC20

    My Pinkbike Page: http://reg11.pinkbike.com/album/MTB-Stuff/

    '11 Giant TCR Advanced 1
  • sniper68sniper68 Posts: 2,910
    edited September 2010
    Jacob Ladder yes a real classic
    Doctors gate and cutgate is a big ride.We do cutgate all the time but linking it with Doctors gate means a 5 or 6 mile trudge down the A57 which can be lethal.(Think loads of Lorries and hyperbikes using it as a race-track :wink: )Then a slog up the Trans-pennine trail .40 odd miles with only probably half that amount "fun-stuff".Do it if it's one of those "once in a life time things"
    Off that list I'd rather do the Hope triple8 than Doctors gate,but I'd cherry pick the best bits(and bits not on that site)being local to the area :wink:
  • miss notaxmiss notax Posts: 2,572
    I tried to ride UP Jacobs Ladder - not a sucessful attempt :?
    Life is not measured by the number of breaths you take, but by the number of moments that take your breath away....

    Riding a gorgeous ano orange Turner Burner!

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  • sniper68sniper68 Posts: 2,910
    miss notax wrote:
    I tried to ride UP Jacobs Ladder - not a sucessful attempt :?
    Jacobs is a down only :lol:
  • Ha thanks ibbo i'll replace doctors with that then!

    Have 4 days so should get through a bit! I'll print off some of the maps me thinks!
    '08 Scott Genius MC20

    My Pinkbike Page: http://reg11.pinkbike.com/album/MTB-Stuff/

    '11 Giant TCR Advanced 1
  • Chapell le Frith is good as are the other suggestions. I have stayed in Sheffield before, just 45min drive, on a cheap Aston hotel weekend break. Also stayed in Buxton, converted farm buildings nr Chatsworth.
    End Oct will be in Alfreton
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