GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Monsal Trail Circular Walk

9 miles (15 km)

A circular walk along the Monsal Trail visiting Miller's Dale, Monsal Dale and Monsal Head before returning via Taddington.
The route starts from the car park at the Miller's Dale Viaduct. Follow the trail east through the lovely Miller's Dale with views of the River Wye.
You continue past the village of Cressbrook to Monsal Head where you will pass the impressive Headstone Viaduct. The route then turns south, leaving the Monsal Trail, to pass through the woodland of Monsal Dale.
You then turn west, following country lanes to Taddington. The village has an interesting 14th century church while on Taddington Moor you can visit the Five Wellschambered tomb.
The route then heads north along Long Lane, passing Priestcliffe, before returning to the car park at Miller's Dale.
You can extend your walking in the area by continuing east along the Monsal Trail towards Bakewell.
Our Miller's Dale circular walk explores the shady wooded valleys and rushing rivers of Miller's Dale, Tideswell Dale and Monk's Dale.

Monsal Trail Circular Walk OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Monsal Trail Circular Walk Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby


Miller's Dale - south railway viaduct from lime kilns - - 625677

Miller's Dale

Miller's dale railway cutting - - 765406

Miller's dale railway cutting

View towards Millers Dale across Litton Mill from the path over Litton Tunnel - - 860718

View towards Millers Dale across Litton Mill from the path over Litton Tunnel

Water-cum-Jolly Dale - - 1081584

Water-cum-Jolly Dale

River Wye at Cressbrook - - 1081575

River Wye at Cressbrook

Monsal Head Viaduct - - 499955

Monsal Head Viaduct

Taddington Village - - 435794

Taddington Village

Lane junction near Priestcliffe - - 619339

Lane junction near Priestcliffe

GPS Files

GPX File

Monsal Trail Circular Walk.gpx (right click - 'Save As')

Memory Map Route

Monsal Trail Circular Walk.mmo (right click - 'Save As')