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Monsal Dale

Monsal Dale

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One of the most popular beauty spots in the Peak District, with absolutely fabulous dales scenery.

Strictly speaking not a village, Monsal Head and the beauties of the Dale and its' surroundings have been popular with generations of visitors. The combination of the winding river Wye in the steep sided dale, with the wooded slopes of Fin Cop and rocky outcrops of Hobbs House, together with the railway viaduct, make it one of the most photographed locations in England. There are visitor facilities at Monsal Head, with car parks, toilets, guest houses, hotel, pub, cafes and gift shop, it can be a busy place in the height of summer. The dale itself is for exploring on foot, with the Monsal Trail crossing the old railway viaduct providing a fantastic viewpoint above the riverside meadows.

Things to do; Enjoy some of the best scenery in the land!

Picnic site

There are visitor facilities, with car parks, toilets, guest houses, hotel, pub, cafes and a gift shop. The dale itself is for exploring on foot, with the Monsal Trail crossing the old railway viaduct providing a fantastic viewpoint above the riverside meadows.

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Map reference: SK 185715  Lat: 53.24020 Long: -1.72425

On B6465 between Ashford in the Water and Wardlow. Bus 173 Bakewell - Tideswell bus J29 off M1.

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 8 miles from Grindleford station

Facilities

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There are visitor facilities, with car parks, toilets, guest houses, hotel, pub, cafes and a gift shop. The dale itself is for exploring on foot, with the Monsal Trail crossing the old railway viaduct providing a fantastic viewpoint above the riverside meadows.