Work sees trail closed

A section of the Monsal Trail is to be closed temporarily while work is carried out to re-open four former railway tunnels.

The Peak District National Park Authority is improving the trail between Bakewell and Wye Dale by opening new sections through the tunnels for cyclists, walkers and horse riders to use.

The work is part of the £2.25 million project, to encourage more people to go cycling in the Peak District.

From Monday February 7, until mid March, a section of the Monsal Trail, from Upperdale to Monsal Head, will be closed to enable the work to be carried out.

Rhonda Pursglove, project manager for Pedal Peak District, said: “It is an amazing experience to go through the tunnels and see the fantastic views of the countryside as you come out.”