The Monsal Trail is a 16km (10 miles) linear footpath connecting Blackwell Visitor Car Park, Wye Dale in Derbyshire, England with Coombs Road, Bakewell in Derbyshire, England, TRAFFIC FREE AND SUITABLE FOR WALKERS, BIKES AND PRAMS
PARKING- Millers dale Wormhill, Buxton SK17 8SN or Bakewell Station Car Park DE45 1GE
MILES- 8.5 miles for the full walk but you can make it shorter
FACILITIES- Toilets at the car park and cafe
TERRAIN-Excellent terrain and easy walking
This is a fantastic walk suitable for everyone, with excellent paths and little inclines throughout.
You pass through Wye valley via the Chee Tor No. 1 (361m) and 2 tunnels (83m), Miller's Dale viaduct, Liton tunnel (472m) , Cressbrook tunnel (431m), Headstone viaduct, Headstone tunnel (487m)
Four of the longer tunnels are lit during daylight hours, dawn to dusk, to make them safe to use, but during the darker months the lights turn off around 4.30pm so torches are advised.
We parked at the station car park which is right by the trail, we always try and start walks that have a toilet close by, the trail was well sign posted, there is lots of bikes on the trail so care needed with little ones running ahead.
We explored the old kilns first and then headed through each of the tunnels before returning the same way.