National Route 680 is known as The Monsal Trail. It follows a cycle, horse riding and walking trail in the beautiful Derbyshire Peak District along the route of the Wye river. At its sorthern end point is the Coombs viaduct, one-mile to the southeast of the historic village of Bakewell.

The Monsal Trail is a great place to explore the local wildlife and industrial history of the Derbyshire Peak District.

Starting at the Topley Pike junction off the A6 road, to the east of Buxton, this picturesque route follows a section of the former Manchester, Buxton, Matlock and Midlands Junction Railway in the valley of the River Wye.

Concluding at the Coombs viaduct easy access is available for all visitors at Hassop, Bakewell and Millers Dale stations.

Please note

We have taken all responsible steps to ensure that these routes are safe and achievable by people with a reasonable level of fitness. However, all outdoor activities involve a degree of risk. To the extent permitted by law, Sustrans accepts no responsibility for any accidents or injury resulting from following these routes. Walking and cycling routes change over time. Weather conditions may also affect path surfaces. Please use your own judgement when using the routes based upon the weather and the ability, experience and confidence levels of those in your group.

To make sure everyone gets the most out of their time by the water, please ensure you follow theĀ Towpath Code.

Please help us protect this route

Route 680 is part of the National Cycle Network, cared for by Sustrans. Your donation today will help keep the Network safe and open for everyone to enjoy.

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