Monsal Trail is voted favourite

Monsal Trail in the Peak Districtnb
Monsal Trail in the Peak Districtnb
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The Monsal Trail in the Peak District National Park has been voted the UK’s favourite National Cycle Network route under 30 miles.

The Monsal Trail is a traffic-free, easily accessible route for walkers, cyclists and horse riders through the Peak District’s limestone dales. The trail was first opened to the public in 1981 and is owned and maintained by the Peak District National Park Authority.

Emma Stone, trails manager for the Peak District National Park Authority, said: “Over 100,000 people enjoy the Monsal Trail every year so I am pleased that it’s received this recognition. We have an important task on our hands to keep all of the viaducts, tunnels and bridges in a good state of repair and keep the trail alive so that future generations can experience its rich beauty and heritage.”