Fox House to Buxton Loop Cycle Route

Cycle Route Details
Route NameFox House to Buxton Loop
Cycle Route Location
Start LocationFox House, Hathersage Road (A6187)
End LocationFox House, Hathersage Road (A6187)
Cycle Steps
1. Several steep climbs, generally on quiet roads, with a corresponding number of long descents - so check your brakes before setting off. Head out, from the Fox House, Hathersage Road (A6187), down the B6521 past the Longshaw Estate into Grindleford. Climb out of Grindleford, still on the B6521, and join the B6521 for a drop into Eyam. Eyam to Tideswell is pretty painless, whereas, the section from Tideswell to Buxton has at least three climbs. The route back via the A6 has one long climb up and then the very very long descent down to Ashford. The Monsal trail offers a welcome level stretch, albeit short-lived, before a brief climb on the run to Grindleford. This is followed by a descent to the river and then the climb back up to the Fox House. We took the time to get lunch and have a look around Buxton.
Landmarks/Sites to see?
No bike shops, but: Fox House, the Longshaw Estate, Grindleford Station Cafe, Eyam, Tideswell Church, Buxton Pavilion, Ashford Pond, the Monsal trail, Hassop Bookshop.