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Repton to Calke Abbey Circular Cycle Route

England > Derbyshire > Burton Upon Trent
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Cycle Route Details
Route NameRepton to Calke Abbey Circular
Distance : miles (km)16.31  (26.25)
Posted ByJulia
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Cycle Route Location
Town/CityBurton Upon Trent
Start LocationWillington Road (B5008), Repton
End LocationWillington Road (B5008), Repton
Cycle Steps
This is a relatively easy road ride in terms of physical endurance, as it is on mostly flat or gently undulating terrain. However, the road between Milton and Ticknall does incorporate a number of inclines. All of the route is on fairly small country roads, through beautiful countryside. It is relatively quiet most of the year, however, when Calke Abbey and Staunton Harold are open over the summer, traffic can be heavier in those areas. Given that it is an 'on-road' route, it is not perhaps the safest for young families or inexperienced riders. Whilst the route does pass through villages, there aren't any bike shops en-route so riders should be prepared with a basic repair kit, phone, water and first aid items.
Landmarks/Pubs for lunch/Sites to see?
Places of Interest:
Repton School and St Wystans Church (crypt of former Mercian Kings).
Calke Abbey, house and gardens (National Trust)
Ferrers Arts and Crafts Centre, Tea Room and Garden Centre at Staunton Harold.
Foremark Reservoir - lovely for walks and there is a refreshment kiosk and toilets on site.
Staunton Harold Reservoir - again lovely for walks and there is a refreshment kiosk and toilets on site.
There are two walking trails en-route:
Calke Walk - a 4 mile circuit
Reservoirs & Oaklands - 12.4 mile circuit

In both Repton and Ticknall there are excellent pubs for refreshments before, during or after your ride.
Calke Abbey has a tea room serving anything from a light bite, to a full meal.
Accommodation is available in Repton and Ticknall and the National Trust has self catering units available at Calke Abbey.

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