25) The Monsall Trail, Hassop Road, Hassop, Derbyshire, DE45 1NW
Distance:
17 miles return trip.
Terrain:
The Monsall Trail is a walk, cycle and bridleway on a disused railway line.
The trail is tarmac and smooth.
It has a gradual slope to climb from Hassop to Chee Dale (the turning point) then a slight downhill return to Hassop.
Facilities on site:
I always park at Hassop which has a large pay and display car park, Blue Badge users have to pay to park thought its not too expensive. There is a nice cafe and disabled toilets at the Hassop site. The cafe has a large under cover seating area too.
https://www.hassopstation.co.uk/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIu8Lcr8HA6gIVV-7tCh05GgWvEAAYASAAEgJCN_D_BwE

https://www.peakdistrict.gov.uk/visiting/places-to-visit/trails/monsaltrail
There is another cafe on the route at Millers Dale Quarry, again disabled toilets are provided.
Hassop also has a bike hire centre.
Dogs are permitted on the route.
What will you see.
The Monsall Trail takes in many industrial heritage sites, viaducts and tunnels to explore, all wide and all on an excellent tarmac surface.
Lots of wildflowers along the route. Many different species of insect and birds, mammals can be seen.
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