Monsal Trail tunnels in Peak District closed due to huge icicles

This amazing photo shows why tunnels on the Peak District’s Monsal Trail have been closed.

Friday, 12th February 2021, 11:32 am

Huge icicles have formed in the former railway tunnels which are now part of the picturesque 8.5-mile route between Chee Dale and Bakewell which is popular with walkers, cyclists, horse riders and wheelchair users.

The Peak District National Park said on Thursday that the icy conditions meant the tunnels had been closed with immediate effect until further notice.

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Icicles in a tunnel on the Monsal Trail (pic: Emily Irving-Witt/Peak District National Park)

It urged people to stay out until the tunnels are safe to use again.