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Monsal Trail
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This spectacular trail on the trackbed of a former mainline railway across the Peak District is one of England's best new cycle routes.

Tunnels and viaducts thread through the hilly Peak landscape, giving you the best in views without the effort of climbing. It’s a superbly family-friendly trail, particularly with the cafés set up en route.

Between Bakewell and Rowsley the railway trackbed is currently off-limits to cyclists, but a bridleway over the hill has been improved and should be accessible to all apart from the skinniest-tyred bikes. Note that the gradients on this section are rather steeper.

South of Rowsley, the route becomes the White Peak Loop to Matlock, running alongside the Peak Rail preserved railway – look out for steam trains!

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