After a £2m restoration scheme, the Monsal Trail an 81/2 mile stretch of railway line between Bakewell and Blackwell Junction near Buxton, is now open again after over 40 years. Tunnels, blocked up since the 1960’s have been opened up, lighting installed and the route resurfaced suitable for bicycles. Formerly part of the Midland Railway’s route between Manchester and London, the trail offers an amazing journey though narrow cuttings and over impressive viaducts above the River Wye. The views are amazing, the wildlife abundant – explore it before everyone finds out! Bike hire available at Hassop Station and Blackwell Mill.
For further information contact 01629 816558 or www.peakdistrict.gov.uk
We have a number of holiday cottages available for your staycation in the Derbyshire Peak District. Our holiday cottages make an ideal base for a trip to Bolsover, Bakewell, Haddon Hall or Chatsworth House. There are four to choose from. There’s the Haven, a luxurious self catering holiday home in Derbyshire with hot tub, there’s Two Owl’s Lodge, a two bedroom self catering holiday home in Derbyshire, and then we have two one bedroom holiday cottages near Bakewell Hall Derbyshire, Little Haven and Brookside Retreat.
Also available is the fabulous holiday home we call The Escape, a luxury 5 bedroom holiday cottage in Derbyshire with hot tub – sleeps 10.