Mountain biking in Hartington
There are an unlimited amount of mountain bike routes around the Hartington area for all abilities. We sell packs containing circular route maps from the hostel ranging from 24 to 33 miles in length.
What makes it special
- Great for mountain biking enthusiasts
- Suitable for all levels and abilities
Other things to do nearby
In just 15 minutes you can be down by the River Dove, feeding the ducks, watching the herons and, if you're lucky, a kingfisher. A gentle, idyllic walk that everyone can enjoy.
The Peak District offers an ideal landscape for the more experienced climber, with amazing crags and bouldering opportunities just minutes from the hostel door.
Stargazing – a simple yet intriguing and inspiring evening activity.
YHA Hartington Hall is an ideal base to explore cycling of all natures from family friendly trails to endurance mountain biking routes.
Sheen lies between the lower Dove and Manifold Valleys, well known for their scenic beauty. These are some of the most popular walks in the whole country.
The Tissington Trail is just 5 minutes drive away and provides links to the beautiful village of Hartington and the market town of Ashbourne.
The most important prehistoric site of the East Midlands, Arbor Low is a Neolithic henge monument atmospherically set amid high moorland. Some say that this is the finest Stone Age 'henge'
One of the most popular circular walks will take you down the valley into Milldale where you can visit the characterful shop/café.
Take an off-road route down to the River Dove, there's lots of rough and ready tracks for you to enjoy.
The hostel is on the doorstep of one of the most beautiful limestone dales in Britain, with trails offering steep cliffs and spires, rare woodlands species and quaint picturesque villages.
The White Peak offers climbing for all abilities. Popular sites include Dove Dale, the Manifold Valley and the famous Thors Cave - which boasts brilliant crags and bouldering.
Raven's Tor in Dovedale offers superb crack and face climbing on solid rock, all in a beautiful setting above the river.
The River Derwent at Matlock hosts a grade 2 rapids course, with 35 permanent slalom gates in place and floodlights for darker evenings. Contact Matlock Canoe Club for details.
The nearby Tissington Trail winds its way gently through beautiful White Peak countryside. Take the opportunity to visit historic Tissington village with its stately home, duck-pond and tearooms.
Travel to Carsington Water for their gently undulating eight mile off-road trail around the reservoir, or take on one of the 'Dark Peak' routes for a full day of challenging mountain biking.
A circular route taking in stunning Lathkill Dale can be tailored to your walking level.