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Monsal Trail Video

The Monsal trail is one of the jewels in the crown of the Peak District National Park. This 8.5 mile track traverses a route through the stunning Peak District limestone dales. Originally the track was part of the Midland Railway, which closed in 1968. The trail runs from Combs Road in Bakewell through to Blackwell Mill in Chee Dale.

The Monsal Trail opened to the public in 1981, it has now been further enhanced with the renovation and opening of four tunnels which lie along its path. At a cost of some £2.6 million the tunnels ensure that all those using the trail can now have an uninterrupted journey along its length. Along the route there is the opportunity to hire cycles and for those with less stamina there are even electric bikes on offer.

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