Route help, peaks two nighter from Manchester Piccadilly

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Route help, peaks two nighter from Manchester Piccadilly

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Hi All

Have a free weekend and I am taking a colleague out on his first bikepacking multi day. Looks for something out of Manchester Piccadilly on a Friday night then return late Sunday.
I have looked at straight out of Manchester on the bikepacking site but it's got lots of road.
Has anyone got anything that is more off road.

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There's also the Peak Potter route on that site or how about doing some of the dark and White Peak route?

https://bikepacking.com/routes/peak-potter/

https://bikepacking.com/routes/dark-white-peak-peek/
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Cheers woodsmith

That was quick, I will take a look see if can link them. Might have to get the OS maps out.

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Stu... from Manchester grab the train towards Glossop. Once off the train (mayne Stalybridge) the Peaks200 isn't too fsr away... Nor is the Pennine Bridleway if you wanna cycle it down towards Derby then train back home.
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Cheers Shaf, I was just looking at that on komoot 😃😃. I might have to take a look into that. Have you done it.
The bikes will be fully packed as it will be after the kids go back to school so a bit colder.

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https://www.outdooractive.com/en/r/2430 ... al-content

Not sure if you can see that Stu but it's what I made to go see Karl n Co at Chapel ELF.... I did it just past Glossop and then got a shortcut to Chapel CoOp and the night ride with them before reconnecting towards Sheffield in the morning. I definitely reckon you'd enjoy it as it gives a real feel for the Peaks (but doesn't go all the way down). Could catch it from Stalybridge which would drop it down to about 40 miles total ride (but it's mainly tough IMO).

Could always use it as a template to add more BW in :smile:

Regards the Peaks200... well, I've started it twice :lol:

I also have a route that loops back to Dewsbury (100km) if you want that. Called the Peaks100 and its got a thread with times... :smile: (if you want).
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*NorthPeaks100. (The path to) Wessenden Head is it's prettiest point and I don't think you'd see a better view point for many miles around here (I've loved it for almost 12 years and still not bored of it).
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Two very good shouts from Shaf re: setting off from Stalybridge and doing something based on the Peaks 200.

I'd get the train up to Staly (and have a setting-off pint in the pub on the station platform then set off on the outer loop anti-clockwise. There's some reasonably tough climbing in there but if you're going at touring pace you'll be fine. The riding and scenery is excellent.

If you don't feel like going all the way round you have plentiful options for getting the train back across to Picadilly on Sunday from Hathersage or any of the stations on the line to the west - you could ride back into Hope/Edale or whatever.

Slightly bastardised outer loop starting from Stalybridge: https://www.strava.com/routes/2990061986555519504
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Train to Macc.... ride up through Macc Forest on trails.. Three Shires Head or Cat/Fiddle Axe Edge area into upper Dove valley.... Flash Bar cafe.... north end of Tissington Trail etc etc.... done that several times.... upper Dove in particular is massively underrated.. all off road round Longnor/Hartington... New 'honesty cafe' with posh coffee and cake at Hollinsclough... etc....

Also plenty off road around Monyash, Taddington, Tideswell... easy to reach there and back in 2 days from Macc or Hope stations... or how about out via Macc, curve round to Tideswell then back home via Hope station. Or probably best other direction as less uphill. Big advantage that area - loads of cafes, pubs and bivvy spots.... Could sort you with an almost entirely offroad route apart from a few hundred yards each end :smile:

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I'd get the train to Buxton and either get off at Chapel or Dove Holes. Lots of options from either station.
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Thanks so much everyone, had a good scan of OL1 last night looks like I can work something out.
Shaf do you have a gpx for the peaks 100 ride.

Thank you all I will post some photos and maybe a bit of a film when I come back.

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RIP

That would be amazing, let me know if you can work out a route. Might take the Van if it works out easier as I will be getting the train from southpt to Manchester.

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sqibjib wrote: Thu Aug 04, 2022 10:07 pm Thanks so much everyone, had a good scan of OL1 last night looks like I can work something out.
Shaf do you have a gpx for the peaks 100 ride.

Thank you all I will post some photos and maybe a bit of a film when I come back.

Cheers
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Thread here about the NorthPeaks100 loop Stu... viewtopic.php?f=10&t=17445&p=221860&hil ... 00#p221860

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sqibjib wrote: Thu Aug 04, 2022 10:10 pm RIP

That would be amazing, let me know if you can work out a route. Might take the Van if it works out easier as I will be getting the train from southpt to Manchester.

Cheers Stuart
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