One of the most popular beauty spots in the Peak District, with absolutely fabulous dales scenery.
Strictly speaking not a village, Monsal Head and the beauties of the Dale and it’s surroundings have been popular with generations of visitors. The combination of the winding river Wye in the steep sided dale, with the wooded slopes of Fin Cop and rocky outcrops of Hobbs House, together with the railway viaduct, make it one of the most photographed locations in England. There are visitor facilities at Monsal Head, with toilets, guest houses, hotel, pub, cafes and gift shop, it can be a busy place in the height of summer. The dale itself is for exploring on foot, with the Monsal Trail crossing the old railway viaduct providing a fantastic viewpoint above the riverside meadows.
Enjoy some of the best scenery in the land!
Getting to Monsal Head
Route 173 Monday to Sunday, 2 hourly
Derwent Garage, Calver Road,
Baslow, Bakewell DE45 1RP
T: 01246 582246