Lose yourself on the Monsal Trail

Hassop, Derbyshire

Experience the countryside like never before as you cycle or walk within the heart of the spectacular Peak District National Park.

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The Monsal Trail is an 8.5 mile traffic-free route for walkers, cyclists, horse riders and wheelchair users, running along the former Midland Railway line through some of the Peak District’s most spectacular limestone dales.

But as well as being one of the most beautiful leisure routes in Britain, Monsal is a little special, running underground between the dales through four former railway tunnels. Headstone, Cressbrook, Litton and Chee Tor tunnels are now open for trail users, each around 400 metres long and lit during daylight hours along the low gradient route.

You can now experience the full length of the former railway route at your own pace and see breathtaking views at places like Monsal Viaduct and Water-cum-Jolly Dale that has remained hidden since the railway closed in 1968. Join the trail and hire your bikes at Hassop Station near Bakewell.

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