How long is the Monsal Trail walk?

How long is the Monsal Trail walk?

8.5 miles
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 runs along the former Midland Railway line for 8.5 miles between Blackwell Mill, in Chee Dale and Coombs Road, at Bakewell.

Is the Monsal Trail a loop?

Monsal, Dale and Bakewell Circular is a 12.3 mile loop trail located near Bakewell, Derbyshire, England that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Is the Monsal Trail suitable for prams?

The monsal trail is a flat, pushchair and cycling friendly walk in the Peak District. It is traffic free and runs along an old Midland Railway line for 8.5 miles connecting Bakewell to Blackwell Mill. Millers Dale station is near Buxton, car park SK17 8SN. …

How difficult is the Monsal Trail?

Trail is flat and pretty smooth. There is a slight but noticeable gradient from Bakewell to Buxton over the distance of about 7.5 miles so worth doing the route that way as you can almost freewheel on the way back.

Are the Monsal Trail tunnels open?

There are no trail closures at the moment.

Is the Monsal Trail difficult?

Difficulty Rating: It is 8.5mi total in length, stretching from Buxton to Bakewell, but this hike is a select section of that. The Monsal Trail is a renowned cycle and walking route that follows a section of the old Manchester – London railway built in 1863.

Which is the longest tunnel on the Monsal Trail?

Cressbrook tunnel
Cressbrook tunnel is 471 yards long and Litton tunnel 515 yards. In Chee Dale there are two short tunnels and the only ones on the trail that you walk through. The longest tunnel is near Miller’s Dale Station and into Chee Dale.

Is Dovedale suitable for pushchairs?

The tarmac path between the Dovedale car park (not National Trust) and the stepping stones is suitable for pushchairs, but the rest of the paths in the Dovedale area are a mixture of stone, rock or grassy slopes.

Where does the Monsal Trail start and finish?

The Monsal Trail is in the centre of the Peak District National Park, starting just north of Bakewell, 10 miles north of Matlock and 8 miles west of Chesterfield in Derbyshire. There are many entrance points to the Monsal Trail along the route between Bakewell and Blackwell Mill at Chee Dale – see our map.

Are there toilets on the Monsal Trail?

Are there any toilets on the Monsal Trail? The toilets at The Refreshment Room, Millers’ Dale Station were open when we visited today with advisory notices asking people to ensure there were only two people in the building at a time and that the 2m social distancing guidelines were followed.

How long does it take to cycle the Monsal Trail?

How long is the Monsal Trail and how long does it take to ride it? The trail is nearly 8 miles to the end from the hire centre. How long it takes is up to you. If you travel at a brisk pace to the end and back with limited stops to enjoy the view you can do it in under two hours.

Is Derwent Reservoir pram friendly?

Discover the wildlife and history of Derwent Reservoir along the multi user trail (3.5 miles from Pow Hill Country Park to Millshield picnic site) while taking in the breathtaking views of the reservoir. The walk is easy, comfortable walking and is suitable for cyclists, walkers, wheelchairs and pushchairs.

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