The Monsal Trail - almost 9 miles of traffic-free bliss...!

Exiting the Headstone tunnel on the Monsal trail...



The Monsal Trail offers 9 miles of traffic-free track through the heart of the Peak District from Bakewell to (almost) Buxton. The route follows the old railway track that joined Derby to Manchester and which was closed in the 1960s. Recently the tunnels were re-opened meaning that cyclists, walkers and horse riders have an unbroken link between Bakewell and Buxton. The trail can also be left at Great Longstone for an easy stroll or gentle ride into the village for refreshments. The attractive and unspoilt village has a small shop, church, dairy and two pubs including our own. There are also bus-stops joining Bakewell to Castleton. Why not call in to see us - bring the family as everyone will be made very welcome!