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Activities / Cycling and Pony Trekking in the Peak District

What better way to relax and unwind than a gentle cycle ride through open countryside, with only the birds for company.

Freewheeling down quiet country lanes, meandering through gently undulating landscapes, taking time to enjoy the views and stopping off at a country pub for a ploughmanís and a pint of local brew, cycling offers the ideal way to explore some of the quietest corners of the Peak District and Derbyshire. Excellent cycling routes can be devised using the network of quiet minor roads and by-ways which wander through the delightful and sometimes challenging countryside, for fun, fitness and the chance to get close to nature, cycling is hard to beat.

Take your pick from city centre cycle paths, cycle trails through the National forest along the Trans Pennine Trail, or purpose designed cycle tracks along former railway lines like the High Peak and Tissington Trails, the Five Pits Trail and the Sett Valley Trail. There are opportunities too for the newer sport of mountain biking, with certain areas specially designated for off-road cycling. And you donít even need to bring your own bike, youíll find numerous cycle hire centres, such as Shipley Country Park, Carsington Water and Derwent Information Centre, where you can hire a bike from anything form a few hours to a few days.

Horse Riding and Pony Trekking in the Peak District
Trails such as the Trans Pennine Trail, Longdendale Trail and the Pennine Bridleway provide for both short and long distance horse riding and pony trekking. A number of stables offer riding by the hour, or half and full day treks into the great outdoors, a marvellous way to enjoy the beautiful countryside!

> Watersports in the Peak District...

After that long day exploring the Peak District why not check yourself into one of the delightful accommodation providers on offer. There is also the option to go out for a family meal or make a long weekend of your stay in the Peak District and experiance the sights and sounds.

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