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The Monsal Trail and Tunnels

The Monsal Trail tunnels are open for cycling, walking and horse riding offering one of the most spectacular leisure routes in Britain.

It is the first time the public have been able to go through the tunnels since the former Midland Railway Line closed in 1968.

Exciting news for guests at Riverside House holiday cottage as the four former railway tunnels on the Monsal Trail have been reopened. Bikers and walkers can now follow the original railway line route from Chee Dale (outside Buxton) to Bakewell.

The trail runs right behind Riverside House (it’s just a short but steep push from the back of Riverside House to access the Monsal Trail). Guests can store their bikes securely in the garage and we also supply puncture repair kits and a hose for cleaning bikes.


Looking for something extra after the experience of the Monsal Trail?

The Tissington Trail is another great route for cyclists and walkers, easily accessible from our holiday homes and suitable for all the family. Running from just north of Ashbourne to Parsley Hay, the Tissington Trail is a reasonably flat route of 13 miles interspersed with car parking access areas. There are also cycle hire points (one at each end of the trail) at Ashbourne and Parsley Hay.

The High Peak Trail starts where it joins the Tissington Trail at Parsley Hay and runs to Cromford (near Matlock). Again, parking is provided and bicycles can be hired at Parsley Hay and Middleton Top.


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