Monsal Tunnels - Peak District Walk

Monday 23rd November 2015

Finally it stopped raining on a day we could get out walking. After some debate about where to go we opted for a walk that would cover new ground for us, the tunnels on the Monsal Trail.

Start: Monsal Head (SK 1848 7150)

Route: Monsal Head car park - Monsal Viaduct - Monsal Trail - Litton Mill - Brushfield - Monsal Viaduct - Monsal Head car park

Distance: 5 miles     Ascent: 454 metres      Time Taken: 3 hours 20 mins

Terrain: Good paths

Weather: Cold but dry.

Pub Visited: Stable Bar, Monsal Head    Ale Drunk: Castle Rock Brewery, Sheriff's Tipple

Route Map >>


Monsal Viaduct

Looking down on Monsal Viaduct from Monsal Head.

Monsal Dale

Monsal Dale from the viaduct.

Headstone Tunnel

Looking back across the viaduct to Headstone Tunnel.

Monsal Trail

It was very quiet on the trail today.


Looking along Upperdale towards Cressbrook Mill.

Cressbrook Mill

Cressbrook Mill.

Cressbrook Tunnel

Inside Cressbrook Tunnel.

Miller's Dale

The area between Litton and Cressbrook tunnels gives you a nice view of Miller's Dale.


Looking across Litton towards Littonslack.

Win Hill

As we climb the view extends beyond Win Hill.

Humphrey Gate

Looking across Hall Dale towards Humphrey Gate.

Monsal Dale

Looking across Monsal Dale towards Longstone Edge.


Back at Monsal Head and not a lot has changed since the start of the walk.


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