Manor House Farm is also home to the Churnet Valley Cycle Hire, run by our resident bike mechanic Ben.
Bikes are available to hire from the farm, due to a limited number of bikes Booking is essential.
A traffic free greenway from Denstone to Oakamoor, runs through the valley at the bottom of the hamlet, easily reachable by quiet country lane this peaceful trail follows the river Churnet along the valley bottom through woodland and ancient meadow. The route can be kept short and take cyclists straight to Dimmingsdale. This shorter route, being completely traffic once on the greenway, is perfect for families with young children. The longer version of the route takes cyclists round in a loop via Oakmoor at the end of the greenway back through dimmingsdale to Prestwood. This longer route does include some quiet country lane riding linking the greenway to Dimmingsdale, so is therefore not recommended for families of children with no road riding experience.
The route takes cyclist through Dimmingsdale, a magical place set in a deep wooded valley originally designed by the Earl of Shrewsbury and now managed by the Forestry Commission. Cycle off route around the lakes while you are here, its so beautiful and shouldn't be missed. Keep a look out for Herons, Kingfisher and both spotted and green woodpeckers. Dimmingsdale is also the perfect place for a mid route break, enjoy lunch or a slice of cake and a drink, in the gardens of the Ramblers Retreat or cycle slightly further on toward Alton and the Alton Bridge Hotel where you can sit outside with bikes by the rivers edge.
cycle hire prices
Adult Bikes: £10.00/half day £13/full day Childrens Bikes: All Day/£7.50 Child Seat (up to 22kg) - £5.00 a half day is for up to 3 hours, bikes have no lights so must be returned before dusk
It is always advisable to book as bike numbers are limited and there are occasions when there may be no one around to hire bikes; always check with us in advance to avoid disappointment. Call Ben on 07590 258516 or message via the contact form.
Farm on the Hill, Manor House Farm, Prestwood, nr Alton, Uttoxeter, Staffordshire, ST14 5DD