Midlands Tour – Clent Hills to Bakewell on the National Cycle Network

Tour duration: 2 days, 3 nights
Total length of tour: 68 miles
Total cycling time: 9 hours 45 minutes

Midlands overviewThe Midlands Tour has it all – quiet cycle paths and bustling city cycling through the centre of Birmingham, so you will have a real adventure! The tour begins at our Clent Hills campsite, set in a relaxing valley with stunning views.

On your first day you will enjoy a cycle up to Cannock Chase, which will see you cycling 35 miles through the midlands countryside and the bustling city centre of Birmingham. The campsite is set within an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with quiet forests, rolling hills and wild fallow deer surrounding the site – so you will a nice relaxing end to the first day of your tour.

Day two will take you through some beautiful scenery and quaint country villages. Towards the beginning of the route you will also cycle through Lichfield, home of a stunning 800-year-old cathedral that is worth stopping at. You will spend the second night of the tour at our Ashbourne campsite. There is plenty to do nearby including Gulliver’s Theme Park, and the stately homes of Haddon Hall and Chatsworth House, so you may want to book an extra night or two to explore the area.

The map above shows the whole route of your holiday, while each of the links below will give a detailed map and step-by-step instructions for each leg of the tour.

Sustrans National Cycle Network

If you're a cycle commuter, a leisure walker or a long-distance bike tourer, join the million plus people that love using Sustrans' well-signed National Cycle Network every single day. Spanning the UK, the Network's 13,400 miles of walking and cycling routes include traffic-free paths, quiet roads and lanes, and themed long-distance routes. It's co-ordinated by Sustrans, the charity that's enabling people to travel by foot, bike and public transport for more of the journeys we make every day.

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