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Monsal Trail

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Address: Peak District National Park, Bakewell de45 1AQ, England
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A really safe former railway track bed shared with walkers cyclists and the occasional horse rider. No steep sections make this an easy walk. Hassop station provides great place... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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78 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

A really safe former railway track bed shared with walkers cyclists and the occasional horse rider. No steep sections make this an easy walk. Hassop station provides great place to eat from snacks to lunches. Monsal Head with its famous viaduct is just one of many magnificent views

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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Been here twice before & I've enjoyed it every time I've been here. Very picturesque country scene & epic tunnels from start to finish. Yet to finish the full trail mind you- I've done Bakewell to Hassop & Hassop to about 3 tunnels which combined is probably just shy of 8 mile there & back. I will do it eventually... More 

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Thank CR7_Whit
Leeds, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great walk, easy to walk as it is all flat, the odd café on the way for stop offs to refuel. The trail gets busy so watch out for cyclists and horse riders if you are walking your dog.

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Thank JD1705
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

What a great route to cycle or walk, plenty to see and the tunnels make a change, not often you get that on a walk.

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Thank chris b
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20 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a fabulous ride for any cyclist. With no traffic and and no gradient, it is suitable for novice to experienced rider. Not for a normal road bike as some sections have mud on them. We ventured to 'The Anglers Rest' pub, which I'd recommend as a welcoming place to have some refreshments. Views are stunning and it's quite... More 

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Thank Chris0167
Wellington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice gentle ride into the Derbyshire hills. The scenery is fantastic with the added bonus of a little bit of industrial history. We started in Bakewell to get the benefit of the downhill ride back to where we started.

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Thank StuartToo
Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

An easy cycle route through lovely scenery. Starting point: hassop station where we hired hybrid bikes to complete the trail. Lots of interesting tunnels on route. Highlight for me was the Monsal head viaduct. We started the trail at 10am and were one of only a handful of cars in the pay and display carpark. Saw virtually no one walking... More 

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Thank ali3450
Leicester, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited last weekend during some light snow - the trail was perfect for the weather conditions with various options to suite different abilities.

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Thank davidgeoffreyw
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a wonderful 8 or 3 mile trail for walking or biking towards Buxton or Bakewell. Go either way depending on your time available but the better views are towards Buxton. Unfortunately to can’t quite get to Buxton yet on the trail so you would have to find a route for the last few miles but this doesn’t spoil... More 

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Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Its a good walk on flat surfaces with the added interest of railway tunnels, viaducts, and old stations and lime kilns. Park in Ashford in The water (free) and take the TP bus from outside the Church towards Buxton. Ask to be put out at Blackwell, walk down Chee dale and onto the trail by the bike hire place. At... More 

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