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We now have a new purpose built Cycle Centre opened in February 2015.

Cycle hire


At our new Cycle Centre we have a fantastic range of  cycles available for you to hire. Mountain bikes, child trailers, family cycles and adapted accessibility bikes, there is something for everyone.

All of our cycles are available for either 1 or 2 hour periods. For all our current hire charges please click here.

Please note that in order for you to hire any of our bikes you will need to leave a valid form of ID and a £5 cash deposit per item at the Cycle Centre for the duration of your hire.

The Cycle Centre is open daily throughout Autumn from 9:30am each morning. The Centre closes at 16:30 with the last hire from 15:00-16:00.

Our Trails

The park is criss-crossed with many paths, bridle ways and National Cycle Networks and are perfect for exploration on a mountain bike. Not all of these trails are suitable for cyclists, but please feel free to explore the hidden corners of Rother Valley.  

The varied terrain and changes in relief of the Park lends itself to a range of abilities and styles of biking, from the flat all weather surface of the round the lakes 'green route' to the hill climbs and single track of the 'Red Route' Please click here for our latest Trail Leaflet and Map

Rother Valley Cycle Path

Cycle RideAs well as local routes the Trans Pennine Trail and National Cycle Routes connect into the park making longer rides easily possible.

Refreshments,information and toilet facilities are available from the cafe and visitors centre in the restored eighteenth century courtyard.


Educational and Group Visits

The Park is blessed with miles of gently undulating trails that are ideal for exploring on a bike. Join us to ride some of the lesser known trails and see another side to Rother Valley.

Negotiate single track, short steep hill climbs, twisty down hill sections and narrow bridges. We will show you where and how. 


Great for schools and youth groups, our instructors will show you the basics of bike set up and control before heading you out on a confidence boosting off road trail.

Our led sessions are tailor made to suit the needs and abilities of the groups, either one off sessions or a progressive program of fitness and skills can be catered for.

Please note that we do not hire our cycles to educational visits or groups. We provide instructor led sessions only. Please contact us on 0114 2471452 to enquire.

Adapted cycles / Accessible Cycles / Bikeability

The Watersports & Activity Centre is equipped a range of adapted cycles that are specifically designed for people with limited balance and mobility including hand bikes, wheelchair carriers and single and duo Trikes.

These Cycles are available to individuals and groups and enable everyone to participate in a trip on 2, 3, 4 or even 6 wheels around the park.

Please call the Activity Centre on 0114 2471452 for more details

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