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Monsal Trail

Peak District National Park, Bakewell de45 1AQ, England
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A perfect cycling experience

Our second trip to the Monsal Trail, this time with our daughter. We had a fab time. The scenery is... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Rugby, United Kingdom
via mobile
Excellent all weather walking.

Beautiful scenery all along the trail with options to do the return leg beside the River Wye... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Worthing, United Kingdom
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Peak District National Park, Bakewell de45 1AQ, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Our second trip to the Monsal Trail, this time with our daughter. We had a fab time. The scenery is breathtaking.

Thank buglybear
Reviewed 5 days ago

Beautiful scenery all along the trail with options to do the return leg beside the River Wye through Miller's dale. Trail is suitable for cycling too.

Thank David321123
Reviewed 6 days ago

Understandably, many people join the trail at Bakewell and walk north to Longstone. The more adventurous walk through the tunnel and promenade atop the famous viaduct with its gentle but sublime views and they then perhaps eat near Monsal Head before walking back. However, the...More

2  Thank Ken O
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We walked from Hassop, into Bakewell, then back through Hassop to Monsal Dale (Headstone Tunnel and Viaduct). The route has some beautiful scenery, the views from Headstone Viaduct are spectacular, and it is a fascinating experience walking through Headstone Tunnel. The walk is suitable for...More

Thank GaryS50036
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a good walk along the trail with the dog. The trail itself is well maintained and fairly easy going (for Derbyshire!)

Thank Emma C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We walked the Monsal trail on a sunny Sunday morning and we hardly saw a soul until we reached the tunnel, where families on bikes abound having fun. The following day it was quiet once again.

Thank griff2810
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Part-time bike-riders will love this easy 9-mile each way pedal along a well-kept track on an old railway line. It passes through at least three tunnels as the track moves from valley to valley, opening up splendid new vistas each time. There are opportunities for...More

1  Thank trevor494
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've walked the trail before, this was my first time riding and I thoroughly enjoyed it. As an infrequent cyclist (translation: not particularly fit) one thing I did notice is the trail is definitely more downhill heading into Bakewell than back out!! To clarify: the...More

1  Thank BLloydy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We did a nice 4 mile loop from Upperdale along the old railway line (the Monsal Trail) to Litton and back along the footpath (no cycles) by the river. A lovely stroll. Just a dozen cars park free at Upperdale so arrive early. The Trail...More

1  Thank Thoughtful100
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The monsal trail is a great day out at any time of the year and extremely popular. Doggy friendly and family friendly too as its not difficult. Don't forget your camera.

Thank ZBH88
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Is this route suitable for a road bike or only mountain bike wheels
April 30, 2017|
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Response from colandally | Reviewed this property |
Hi. It's suitable for any type of cycle. The trail is flat, we saw lots of road cyclists using the trail. You will enjoy it. Have a great time.
Hi, where is the best place to start just to see the viaduct? Is there a car park close by? If not, how far is the viaduct from bakewell? Thanks
April 5, 2017|
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Response from Janine282 | Reviewed this property |
Yes there is a car park by the Mindel Head Hotel. You can see the viaduct from the road at the side of the hotel. It's quite a steep path down to the trail from the side of the hotel, should take about 15 minutes to get down... More
Do you know if you can walk the entire trail and then get a bus back to the starting point?
March 26, 2017|
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Response from paul s | Reviewed this property |
There is really good leaflet which you can download with bus times and how to connect to the trail. peak district.gov/ peak connections which gives a bus stop at topley Pike 7 minutes from the Wyedale end of the trail which... More