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Cracknowl and the Monsal Trail from Bakewell
Introduction to Walk 3018

Photo from the walk - Cracknowl and the Monsal Trail from Bakewell

Nat Park - Peak District - White Peak Limestone Dales

County/Area - Derbyshire

Author - Jake Robertson

Length - 3.5 miles / 5.7 km

Ascent - 300 feet / 91 metres

Grade - easy

A gentle Peak District walk along the Monsal Trail enjoying some of the hill pastures of the area. An idyllic hour or so escape from the crowds in Bakewell with beautiful views over the town and the Derbyshire Dales countryside. 

Walk Description  Map showing start
 

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Note : The distances quoted to other walks in the vicinity are measured in a straight line. The distance by road may be further.

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