Monsal Trail

Monsal Trail, Bakewell: Hours, Address, Monsal Trail Reviews: 4.5/5

Monsal Trail
4.5
11:00 PM - 11:59 PM
Monday
11:00 PM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
11:00 PM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
11:00 PM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
11:00 PM - 11:59 PM
Friday
11:00 PM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
11:00 PM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
11:00 PM - 11:59 PM
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Leaf_Peeper00
Wakefield, UK180 contributions
A brilliant place for hikers and bikers
Aug 2021
This was the first time I'd been on the Monsal Trail and the views were stunning along there way. It gets very busy at times with bikes but everyone is very friendly so it's worth a little inconvenience.
Monsal Head was my favourite spot. Toilets in the carpark too!
Written 8 September 2021
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Monsal Trail - Wonderful experience
Sep 2021
Wonderful experience. Hired bikes from Hassop station bike hire for approx. £22 per bike per day. Large majority of the route is flat so not too strenuous. Almost 9 miles each way. Took us just under four hours with a couple of stops to complete the whole trail, we're of average fitness and I hadn't ridden a bike for years! A few places to get coffee along the route. Beautiful views, fresh air, gorgeous countryside. Great atmosphere cycling through the dimly lit tunnels. Would 100% recommend doing the trail if you're in the area. One piece of advice, If you happen to have a gel cycle seat at home I'd take it with you - bike seats were not particularly conformable, we had a few bruises the next day! Had a Bakewell pudding at the Hassop café when we returned the bikes, delicious!
Written 8 September 2021
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mitzifox
Colchester, UK22 contributions
Word of warning if wanting to start the trail at Bakewell and walk the whole route...
Sep 2021 • Couples
We had a lovely day walking along the trail, beautiful sights to see and mostly easy terrain along well kept paths with the choice to deviate off at certain points to further explore off the beaten track a little more as well as take in the beauty of The Wildlife Trusts nature reserves (a great charity btw!) you will want comfortable shoes, a large bottle of water and comfy clothes. There are pubs and cafes to stop off at at a few places but mostly you will be on a long straight trail. Word of warning... we walked 10 miles from Bakewell and wanted to complete the whole route to Wyevale at the other end. We assumed Wyevale was a town and would be able to get a taxi/bus back from here. It was 6.30pm by this point and even though when you get to the end there is a sign that says ‘end of trail’ it in fact isn’t... you then walk another mile at least along the river which is lovely but a bit of a shock after already walking all that way. You then finally get to a car park where we assumed there would be a town but in fact all there is is a busy dangerous highway so you are totally marooned with no option (or energy) to be able to walk back. So we had to call a taxi to pick us up and take us to Buxton town which is a further 3.5 miles away. You couldn’t really walk there even if you wanted to as it’s too dangerous. We had dinner there and then got another taxi back to bakewell which is where we were staying which cost £30. Moral of the story - either cycle so you can go to one end of the trail and back again more easily or choose a bit of the route that you want to do and go back to bakewell as no where does it say that you will be marooned at the other end! Lovely trail but just something to very much bear in mind.
Written 7 September 2021
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BrushM
Oxford, UK1,295 contributions
Well worth a visit
Sep 2021
A walk along a very picturesque old railway line, with cafes / pubs at sensible intervals along the way.
Written 6 September 2021
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Logan
5 contributions
Tunnels, tunnels.
Aug 2021
We enjoy this ride every time. The tunnels are fantastic and on a hot day are great. Husband got a flat tyre, he got one last time. He hired a bike at the station and they fixed his puncture which was ready for him when we returned the bike. Went on a weekday instead of the weekend and it was a lot better, less busy.
Written 6 September 2021
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xmasjones
Harrow, UK278 contributions
Good way to spend a hour or so
Sep 2021 • Couples
We Hired bikes to do trail from hassop to cressbrook tunnel. Took an hour there and back. Scenic views and good to walk as well
Written 3 September 2021
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Lottie
Essex, UK8 contributions
Bakewell to Monsal Dale (Walk)
Aug 2021 • Solo
I completed from Bakewell to Monsal Dale which was a lovely walk and would have loved to complete it completely but didn't have the time as was walking. I would certainly think about hiring a bike (at Hassop) to do the complete trail next time. You will need drinks and good shoes to do this (no uneven ground but not ideal for pumps).
Written 1 September 2021
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Karl H
Swadlincote.United Kingdom60 contributions
Fun day for all
Aug 2021 • Couples
What an amazing day out. Family/Children/pet friendly. Stunning views, beautifully maintained walkways. Great facilities along the way.
Written 1 September 2021
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Sam O
1 contribution
Amazing electric bike ride on the Monsal Trail
Aug 2021 • Couples
Phoned Blackwell Hire at 4.50pm Saturday evening and was able to hire bikes for myself and my husband. I hired an electric bike...thankfully. When we arrived on Sunday morning both bikes were ready for us, all was explained, we paid for the WHOLE day hire (not hourly) and just had to leave a driving licence as a deposit. The whole day was amazing, lots to do and see on the trail and all made that much easier for me and my knees with the assistance of the electric bike. 22 miles covered and could have done more. Loved the bike that much that this weekend just gone I've been and bought the exact same bike as was hired to me. (Raleigh bike). Thank you to all concerned, we both loved the whole experience.
Written 28 August 2021
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hotubman
Bromsgrove, UK43 contributions
Anniversary weekend away
Aug 2021
We stayed at the Monsal Head Hotel, fantastic views and plenty of trails, we didn't make use of them but plenty of country roads to roam, stunning scenery.
Written 27 August 2021
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