Monsal Trail - Cycling
The Monsal Trail is a beautiful 8.5-mile trail along a disused railway track. It runs from Bakewell to just outside Buxton and though there is a gentle gradient on the way there, it does mean you can coast a little more when your legs are tired on the way back.
It’s perfect for kids as it has the added adventure of several long tunnels with plenty of opportunities to get dripped on and test out how well they echo as you race through pretending to be a train! Information boards are dotted along the route allowing you to delve into the past and there is a small café with toilets and picnic area around the halfway mark.
There are also a number of spectacular bridges where you can pause to admire the views into the river valleys far below before steaming off again to the next viewpoint.