Monsal Head

Monsal Head

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Recommended by 215 out of 217 hikers


  • Tom

    What a fantastic spot for a view, no matter the weather its impressive. Do ensure you stop to take in the view before heading down to the viaduct itself.

    • November 22, 2018

  • Dan Hobson

    Monsal Head, directly above Monsal Dale, is one of the most photographed viewpoints in Derbyshire - and for good reason! The picturesque, postcard vista overlooking the impressive viaduct, with the winding River Wye flowing through the steep dale, it truly is a wonder to behold. It is a good opportunity to stop for food and drink and the Monsal Head Hotel - and there is usually an ice cream van parked there too.

    • October 4, 2018

  • Gerard Evans

    Nice accessible walk even carrying a young child in the walking back pack.

    Good walk on its own or an addition loop to part of the monsal trail with a nice pub at the viaduct and a small tea rooms next door.

    • June 19, 2019

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Location: Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom


  • Elevation280 m

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