The Monsal Trail – Walk and Cycle Route in the Peak District  5/5 (1)

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Distance
Ascent
Time
13.09 km 177 m

Calculate the time using Naismith’s Rule and factor in your own pace.

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The Monsal Trail – Walk and Cycle Route in the Peak District Details

There can be few converted railways as scenic and picturesque as the Monsal Trail through the Peak District.

This 13km former railway line follows the former Manchester, Buxton, Matlock and Midlands Junction Railway that runs from Topley Pike Junction to Coombs Viaduct, just short of Bakewell.

Not only does it have impressive riverside views, but higher viewpoints from viaducts as well as darker trips through the many tunnels.

For full route information, as well as downloadable maps – visit Peak District National Park – Monsal Trail 

The Monsal Trail - Walk and Cycle Route in the Peak District

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The Monsal Trail - Walk and Cycle Route in the Peak District

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The Monsal Trail - Walk and Cycle Route in the Peak District

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Dave Roberts

Dave Roberts founded Walk Eryri in 2004, with the aim of providing routes that are off the beaten track. Walk Eryri is now part of Mud and Routes which continues to provide more off beat routes and walks in Snowdonia and beyond. Dave has been exploring the hills of Eryri for over thirty years, and is a qualified Mountain Leader. Dave also established Walk up Snowdon, Walk up Scafell Pike and Walk up Ben Nevis just to mention a few.

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