The Ride Stuff

The adventures of a couple of happy bikers

The Peak District – Day 5

Today was our last full day in the Peak District before moving on to Oulton Park for the British Superbike racing. There was a heavy mist when we woke up, so we went into Buxton first to do some laundry as we knew that we wouldn’t get another chance to do it.

Laundry & Breakfast

With the laundry done and another fine breakfast eaten, we headed off for the northern most Moors. Our route this morning took us close to Hyde and we stopped at a pub in Woolley Bridge for a tea break. A short way along the A628 we turned onto the A6024 which took us up over Heyden Moor and was quite spectacular. By now the sun was shining brightly, so we stopped at the top to take in the views.

Heydon Moor

Back on our bikes again, we turned onto the A635 in Holmfirth and headed west over Saddleworth Moor towards Greenfield. Here we turned north again as we decided to return via the southern reaches of Huddersfield. This wasn’t a particularly good idea as it become more urbanised and wasn’t such a good ride.

Eventually we arrived back at the A628 and we stopped again in Glossop for a coffee break. It was still faily early and it was such a lovely afternoon that we decided to give Snake Pass another run. Again we took the Castleton route back and stopped on Mam Tor to watch some paragliders, arriving back at the Pub just as it was getting dark.

Watching the paragliders off Mam Tor


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