Delve into the fascinating history of the Peak District's famous Monsal Trail with this retro gallery

Here are 14 pictures documenting the creation and use of The Monsal Trail

Sunday, 3rd May 2020, 3:53 pm
Updated Sunday, 3rd May 2020, 3:56 pm
Memories of Monsal Trail
Memories of Monsal Trail

The Monsal Trail was opened in 1981. With a length of about 8.5 miles starting at Topley Pike junction and ending at Coombs Road viaduct. The trail was created from the former Manchester, Buxton, Matlock and Midlands Junction Railway. With the restrictions in place due to the Coronavirus, we hope these pictures bring back some good memories.

The Monsal Trail
The empty car park at Peak District tourist hotspot Monsal Head

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Cyclists on The Monsal Trail
Peak District views, Monsal Dale
Cyclists enjoying The Monsal Trail
Opening of the tunnels on the Monsal Trail, a new signpost outside Chee Tor Tunnel
Peak District views, River Wye Monsal Dale
Opening of the tunnels on the Monsal Trail, the inside of Chee Tor No.1 Tunnel
Peak District views, The iconic view at Monsal Head
Steam over Monsal Head viaduct
Beautiful View: Looking out over Monsal Dale and the Monsal Trail and viaduct from Monsal Head.
Opening of the tunnels on the Monsal Trail, the two Chee Tor tunnels
Opening of the tunnels on the Monsal Trail, this famous view over the River Wye has been inaccessabile for over forty years as it was isolated between two of the tunnels.
Monsall hill Climb 2014 - Louise Kelly (Mansfield Road Club)