Where does the Monsal Trail start and finish?

It starts at the Topley Pike junction in Wye Dale, 3 miles (4.8 km) east of Buxton, and runs to Coombs Viaduct, 1 mile (1.6 km) south-east of Bakewell. It follows the valley of the River Wye. The trail passes through Blackwell Mill, Chee Dale, Millers Dale, Cressbrook, Monsal Dale, Great Longstone, Hassop and Bakewell.

Where does the Tissington Trail end?

The Tissington Trail runs for 13 miles from Parsley Hay (53.1706°N 1.7828°W) in the north to Ashbourne (53.0196°N 1.7397°W) in the south. Lightweight transport vehicles (also known as ‘e-scooters’ are not permitted on our trails network).

How long is the Monsal Dale trail?

The Monsal Trail is a stunning traffic-free cycle route right in the heart of the Peak District National Park. This 8.95-mile route is great for families as there are lots of interesting things to see along the way. Enjoy spotting wildlife and the remainders from the area’s railway heritage.

Can you walk the Tissington Trail?

The Tissington Trail runs for 13 miles from Ashbourne to Parsley Hay where it is joined by High Peak Junction. The High Peak and Tissington Trails were formerly the Cromford and High Peak and the Ashbourne to Buxton railway lines. You can walk, cycle or ride a horse on the trails all year round.

Is the Tissington trail hard?

The Tissington Trail follows the route of the old Buxton to Ashbourne railway (opened in 1899, closed in 1967). It passes through the stunning countryside of the Peak District. It’s an easy ride; great for young children and mainly flat (except for a steep inline when you reach Mappleton).

Is Monsal Trail flat?

The Monsal Trail is one of the best Peak District cycle routes for families as it’s traffic free and relatively flat. Plus with all the long tunnels to cycle through, it makes for a very fun ride!

Are you allowed to go to the Peak District?

The Peak District National Park is not gated on entry, and may be accessed by road, rail and on foot at all times 365 days a year. There is no charge to enter the general area of the National Park, but fees may apply for private land and car parking.

Where are the trails in the Peak District?

Find out more about the High Peak Trail. Coombs Road, Bakewell to Blackwell Mill, Wyedale – 8.5 miles, Concessionary route, owned by Peak District National Park Authority. Find out more about the Monsal Trail.

When did the Peak District national park open?

The London and North Western Railway (LNWR) between Buxton and Ashbourne first opened in 1899. Following the closure of the line around seventy years later, the Peak District National Park bought the route in 1971 and turned it into a traffic free trail for walkers and cyclists.

What can you do at Trails End Resort?

At the resort you can enjoy complimentary water activities: Kayaks, canoes, water bike, and pedal boat. In the swim area, there is a raft and slide, and the sandy bottom makes for great swimming and playing ease.

Why is there a Peak Railway in Buxton?

On the 19th June a meeting was held in Buxton organized by the Peak Railway Association to test the level of support in the town for the re-establishment of a Buxton Branch of the Association. To secure the future of the railway for generations to come the board of directors is setting a target to raise £250,000.