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E-Bike Day Out on Monsal Trail

Great little bike rental shop at the start of the trail. Walked along the Wye River from the car... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Notnab
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Redmond, Washington
Outstanding trail and hire shop

My wife and I (late 50's) rented bikes at Blackwell Mills and cycled to Chatsworth House and back... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Glen M
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Saskatoon, Canada
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Cycle Hire situated at the START of the Magnificent Monsal Trail. 8.5 miles of traffic free cycling along a disused railway line. Experience the thrill of cycling through several lit tunnels,steep gorges and across the famous Monsal Viaduct.
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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Bakewell Road, Buxton SK17 9TE, England
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+44 1298 70838
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great little bike rental shop at the start of the trail. Walked along the Wye River from the car park. Friendly service - provided recommendations where to stop for food on the way. Booked an e-bike the night before. My wife really enjoyed the bike...More

Thank Notnab
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I (late 50's) rented bikes at Blackwell Mills and cycled to Chatsworth House and back. The bikes are excellent (my wife liked hers better than her bike back home) and the service is oustanding. The trail was quite empty first thing in...More

Thank Glen M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Following a bit of research, Blackwell Mill Cycle Hire seemed a good choice...and it was. The bikes we got were suitable and the pathway was great, relatively flat (slight incline back from Bakewell). Lovely scenery along the way. My only complaint is the saddle soreness...More

Thank Emer135
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What’s not to like? Had a good impression from when I phoned to book bikes and no answer on phone. When a company then takes time to callback to see if you wanted them that tells me they care! Super helpful proprietor when we picked...More

Thank BordersGirl
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited last week on a lovely day. Beautiful trail on comfortable bikes with easy access to nearby villages. The staff are extremely friendly and could not be more helpful. Thoroughly recommended. Just remember that it's uphill on the return leg from Bakewell and allow extra...More

Thank Chris J
Reviewed 9 September 2018 via mobile

Monsal trail is a great bike route for beginners (as I am) tunnels are fun and views are amazing. Hired 2 adults bikes from Blackwell mill, lady who served us gave us some great advice about the route and where to go. She also explained...More

Thank sarah b
Reviewed 7 September 2018

Exploring the Monsal Trail today from Miller's Dale toward Chee Dale on my ebike. A grey day more than relieved by fascinating aspects as I coasted along. So glad to chance upon Blackwell Mill Cycle Hire, not just for an overdue cuppa and millionaires slice....More

Thank dnjmj
Reviewed 30 August 2018 via mobile

Had a brilliant day out. The staff were really helpful, attentive and friendly. I would 100% recommend this trail to anyone who enjoys the outdoors or cycling. Would come again.

Thank Calrolyn_B
Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

Hired bikes for the afternoon, electric bikes were very good .. staff very friendly .. 8 1/2 miles along the Monsal trail into Bakewell .. best to go inthe morning if you want to stop in Bakewell... lovely Coffee shop on the way along the...More

Thank Magee1959
Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

Car parking at this end of the trail is limited so advise getting there early. Very pleasant 10min walk down past river to Blackwell cycle hire. Hadn't booked but no problem as bikes were available. Very friendly & helpful staff & good value for money...More

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Rod B
31 July 2018|
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Response from Wendy M | Reviewed this property |
They charge one price for all day currently 15 Pounds for an adult bike 25 pounds for an electric one, great day out
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chrisdesilva2011
21 June 2017|
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Response from DocHoliday99 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I don't think they do electric bike hire - it is just a small bike hire shop. Blackwell Mill is at the northwest end of a disused railway line that is reasonably flat - down hill going southeast and then up hill... More
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