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River Wye

Monsal Head, Peak District National Park, Bakewell DE45 1NL, England
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crystal clear water

we walked the Monsal trail from Ashford in the water and wandered along the river, extremely clean... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
madosani
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England, United Kingdom
A wonderful Wye walk

One of the nicest river walks I've ever experienced. The day we went it was quiet and tranquil with... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
SirMass
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Lincolnshire, UK
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Monsal Head, Peak District National Park, Bakewell DE45 1NL, England
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

we walked the Monsal trail from Ashford in the water and wandered along the river, extremely clean and tranquil, shallow in places ideal for a paddle on a hot day although fast moving water in other places.

Thank madosani
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of the nicest river walks I've ever experienced. The day we went it was quiet and tranquil with hardly any other human beings in sight, and the weather stayed fine. Chee Dale is particularly beautiful. Well recommended.

Thank SirMass
Reviewed 18 April 2017

this is an idyllic spot but it was Bank Holiday Monday so there were no shortage of people but it still excelled in all its glory

Thank Geoff L
Reviewed 18 January 2017

Accessed from the Monsal Trail the area offers stunning views in al direction. There is also a bus service that stops at Monsal Head that can be accessed from Buxton or Bakewell.

Thank susandC4240FZ
Reviewed 15 December 2016

Such a lovely river,even in winter it is a nice walk with lots of swans ducks coots and other birds. The love bridge is interesting with hundreds of locks of every description.A lovely place to have a walk.

Thank lottie49
Reviewed 8 December 2016

A lovely spot to visit; you can't fail to be impressed by the graceful bend of the river and the old railway viaduct towering above. Definitely worth the walk!

Thank KMc528789
Reviewed 17 November 2016

Bakewell lovely town with river flowing through - lots of walks to do from Bakewell to enjoy the river

1  Thank PeteandAly
Reviewed 31 October 2016

We had lunch in the town ,to walk it off ,we found our way to the river ,there are some of the biggestTrout you have ever seen ,they come right up close to the bank . What a great ending to the day

Thank sdmmmtc2016
Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

Beautiful day out and a good walk along the river. Stop for lunch there as the shops are nearby. Enjoyed watching birds and ducks along the river. Car park wasn't too far. There you will also find the love bridge full with love locks.

Thank Gals_Adventure85
Reviewed 7 October 2016

Monsal head is one of the side routes off the main Monsal Trail and is well worth a detour if you have the time. Stunning views are what await you.

Thank Lincoln_PETE7904
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