We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Review Highlights
A great family activity in a lovely area

We turned up in the middle of half term holidays on a beautiful day and we were immediately... read more

Reviewed 31 October 2018
Steven W
Hyde, United Kingdom
via mobile
Nice and quaint cycle shop with refreshments too

A nice little shop at the end of the trail which provides the much needed hot drink after cycling... read more

Reviewed 30 October 2018
Lichfield, United Kingdom
via mobile
Read all 231 reviews
All photos (64)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent94%
  • Very good3%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“monsal trail”(114 reviews)
“monsal head”(16 reviews)
“electric bikes”(13 reviews)
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
Bakewell Road, Buxton SK17 9TE, England
+44 1298 70838
Improve This Listing
Reviews (231)
Filter reviews
229 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Show reviews that mention
All reviews monsal trail monsal head electric bikes tuck shop hassop station gel seats slight incline car park e bike return journey great advice adult bikes mountain bikes gave us a map booked ahead easy ride bike lock
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 229 reviews
Reviewed 31 October 2018 via mobile

We turned up in the middle of half term holidays on a beautiful day and we were immediately provided with bikes for the 3 of us. Everything was well explained about both the bikes - including what to do if things go wrong - and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Steven W
Reviewed 30 October 2018 via mobile

A nice little shop at the end of the trail which provides the much needed hot drink after cycling. This is especially important if there are little kids in the group. My cycle was making a noise with its chain and it was annoying the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank ariyurb
Reviewed 22 October 2018 via mobile

Hired bikes for a family of 4 for a day. Very friendly staff who took time to point out the highlights of the Monsal Trail. Would definately recommend.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Th3Hills
Reviewed 6 October 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Notnab
Reviewed 2 October 2018

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

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Glen M
Reviewed 17 September 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Emer135
Reviewed 15 September 2018 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

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank BordersGirl
Reviewed 13 September 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
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

Date of experience: September 2018
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

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank dnjmj
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 9 nearby hotels
Premier Inn Buxton Hotel
604 reviews
5.17 km away
The Old Hall Hotel
1,554 reviews
5.54 km away
The Palace Hotel
3,473 reviews
5.58 km away
The Westminster Hotel
300 reviews
5.73 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 124 nearby restaurants
The Anglers Rest
257 reviews
3.07 km away
High Nellys
176 reviews
4.95 km away
Elliott's Fish & Chips
108 reviews
5.06 km away
Horse and Jockey Restaurant
309 reviews
4.77 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 56 nearby attractions
The Church Inn
99 reviews
2.42 km away
Goyt Valley
261 reviews
4.09 km away
The Cathedral of the Peak
129 reviews
5.07 km away
The Donkey Sanctuary
5 reviews
4.48 km away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
16 November 2018|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from 505wendym | Reviewed this property |
They are
Rod B
31 July 2018|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from 505wendym | 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
21 June 2017|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
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