Bakewell Village Tour via ‘The Monsal Trail’

This 10 mile cycle route takes you on a cycle tour from Bakewell along the Monsal Trail. A traffic free cycle path that runs for about 9 miles in length. The route route then returns along country lanes via some of the peak districts beautiful villages. Cycle hire is available from Hassop Station Cycle Hire situated about half way along the trail.

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Bakewell is small market town situated on the River Wye and
is famous for its puddings. In the town you will find many shops, cafes and pubs to explore and enjoy.

Starting from by the swimming baths on Granby Road, Bakewell (A) cycle left along Granby Road past the police station and after 50 yards right along the path (B) which takes you across the bridge. On the other side of the bridge TURN LEFT along the road (C) which takes you past Rutland Apartments and after 100 yards at the end of the road TURN RIGHT along Coombs Road.

Cycle along Combs Road out of Bakewell and after half a mile, just before the bridge TURN LEFT on to the Monsal Trail and TURN LEFT along the Monsal Trail heading back towards Bakewell. The Monsal Trail follows the path of the Manchester to Derby Railway line which was opened in 1863 and eventually closed in 1969

Cycle along the trail past the Bakewell suburbs and after about one and three quarters of a

mile the trail takes you past the old Hassop Station where you will find a cafe and shop.

Continue for about 1 mile past Hassop Station and the trail meets with Station Road on the
site of the old Great Longstone Station on the  outskirts of Great Longstone. Leave the trail at the station via the steep steps up to the road. At the top of the steps BEAR LEFT up Station Road  and cycle a quarter of a mile to the end of Station Road in the centre of Great Longstone.

At the end of Station Road TURN RIGHT along Main Street and after 100 yards TURN LEFT along Church Lane just after the White Lion Pub. Continue along Church Lane as it takes you past the church and runs on to Beggarway Lane and takes you out of the village and out into the country side.

After about half a mile you the road meets with Longreave Lane by a small pond on your left. FOLLOW THE ROAD TO THE LEFT signposted for the village of Hassop. Continue along the lane for three quarters of a mile to Hassop where you TURN RIGHT down Hassop Road B6001, opposite the church.

Cycle along Hassop road for three quarters of a mile where you come to a roundabout. At the roundabout take the exit to the old Hassop Station and cafe and drop down back on to the Monsal Trail. At the Trail TURN LEFT and cycle one and three quarters of a mile back along the trail to the exit on Coombs Road where you joined the trail originally. On leaving the trail TURN RIGHT along Coombs Road and cycle 1 mile back to the swimming baths in Bakewell following the route of your outward journey.

 

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