Saturday, July 24, 2004

Monsal Dale

24th July 2004

Monsal Head, Derbyshire.

Gatecrasher Steve, Downhill Hales

Which way?
Monsal Head > Great Longstone > Longstone Edge > High Rake > Deep Rake > Peak Pasture > Calver > Hassop > Monsal Trail > Great Longstone > Monsal Head

Is it published?
There are longer variations on this ride in several Peak District guide books.

Tracklog file? (What’s this?)
Yes. Download from here.

The view and cafe at Monsal Head (picture above).
The descent of Peak Pasture.
The view from Longstone Edge (picture below).

Hayley's cheery disposition as she grinded up Longstone Edge.She'll never love climbing, but I think this ride is where she learned not to hate it!

Long-horned cattle, horses, sheep and 2 donkeys all sharing a field near Hassop.

Route details
Distance: 16.5 Km
Duration: 2 hours
Ascent: 371 metres
% off-road: ABout 50%
Technical difficulty: 2/5
Fitness difficulty: 2/5

See Tracklogs file (above).

What else?
There is a pub and a cafe at Monsal Head where there is also car parking (Pay and Display).


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