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Monsal Trail

Monsal Trail, Bakewell, UK

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About Monsal Trail

A naturally beautiful trail runs along the former Midland Railway line for 8.5 miles between Blackwell Mill, in Chee Dale, and Coombs Road, at Bakewell. The Monsal Trail is a traffic-free route for walkers, cyclists, horse riders, and wheelchair users through some of the Peak District's most spectacular limestone dales. The trail has numerous landmarks including Headstone Viaduct, Cressbrook Mill, Litton Mill and Hassop railway station, and passes through six tunnels.



Attractions near Monsal Trail

Monsal Dale0.75km from Monsal Trail

Monsal Head is a famous beauty spot with a magnificent view down Monsal Dale and up the Wye valley.  This beautiful valley in the White Peak limestone area of the Peak District National Park is a paradise for trekkers and also you can spend some nice time there.  It is an ideal place where you can walk along the river, take in the landscape and sit by a weir and have a picnic.

White Peak3.11km from Monsal Trail

The White Peak is known for its gently rolling limestone plateau, dissected by limestone dales. In many places, the dales are steep-sided and contrast sharply with the plateau land above, whilst in other places the plateau grades more gently into shallow dales.  One of the beautiful trekking destinations and also you can spend some nice time there in the middle of nature.

The Old House4.3km from Monsal Trail

The Old House Museum in Bakewell is about 200 metres away from the church, situated in the oldest standing building in Bakewell. It houses a small exhibition of local life and artefacts, in 11 beamed rooms.  There are 10 rooms on show within the house, plus an outdoor collection of historic artefacts that includes a stainless steel scale model of a mill wheel from Lumford Mill. Many of the rooms feature their original Tudor fireplaces, and the first floor rooms have exposed timber beams.

Miller's Dale4.47km from Monsal Trail

Millers Dale is a valley on the River Wye in Derbyshire. It is a popular beauty spot in the Peak District of England, much of the area being preserved as a Site of Special Scientific Interest. Nearby is Ravenstor and Chee Dale, both popular with rock-climbers. Just to the north of the Dale lies the village of Wormhill and the lesser known valleys of Peter Dale and Monk's Dale, the latter being listed as a Site of Special Scientific Interest and a nature reserve.

Eyam Hall Craft Centre5.97km from Monsal Trail

Beautiful 17th-century historic manor house with adjacent courtyard, restaurant, and shops. Home to the Wright family.  It houses wonderful paintings and furniture. Here you can find out all about the plague which took many lives centuries ago and learn about many fascinating stories from those times.

Eyam Museum6.14km from Monsal Trail

Eyam's small museum tells the story of the village and the plague which decimated its inhabitants in 1665. The museum has displays the history of medicine in the 17th century, which helps give the background for the terrible events of 1665. The museum not only tells the Plague Story, but also relates the earlier development of the village, and its recovery after the Plague, as a center for farming, mining.

Where is Monsal Trail

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Derbyshire83 attractions

Derbyshire is a county in the East Midlands of England. A substantial portion of the Peak District National Park lies within Derbyshire, containing the southern extremity of the Pennine range of hills which extend into the north of the county.