Jon Barton lives in the heart of the Peak District, with his wife, young son and novelty show dog. Having ridden and climbed in the area for almost 20 years his knowledge of the Peak, and particularly the Hope Valley, is enviable. After the shackles of fame that came with authoring the original Dark Peak Mountain Biking guidebook, Jon had to improve his MTB skills somewhat. Now proficient at singletrack, and merely nervous of descents, his ambition still remains to clean the notorious climb up Gores Heights (Lockerbrook). Catch him there most weekends for book signings. Don't be put off by the blue language, or his disproportionately large calves, he's really approachable and surprisingly down to earth.
Peak District Mountain Biking by Jon Barton features 26 of the best mountain bike rides in the Dark Peak, between 9km and 105km in length, suitable for all levels of mountain bikers. This second edition features Ordnance Survey maps, and is illustrated with action photography. Includes Grenoside Woods and Lady Canning's Plantation.