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Monsal Trail

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It follows a section of the former Manchester, Buxton, Matlock and Midlands Junction Railway, built by the Midland Railway in 1863 to link Manchester with London. The line was closed in 1968 by the Labour Minister for Transport Barbara Castle, not as it is often thought by the Beeching Axe, and remained unused for twelve years before being taken over by the Peak District National Park.

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Roads help
Appropriateness as Cycle route: 0 comment
Also appropriate as MTB route: 7
Paved: Paved (31.37% - 5 km unpaved)
Cycleways: cycleways (101.81% - 15 km cycleways)
Traffic load: traffic (low traffic)
Noise pollution: noise

Landscape Characteristics help
Nature landscape: nature
Urbanized area: urban
Near water: water

Dominant direction(gdir) help
dir:10% dir:48% dir:36%

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United Kingdom - View all cycling routes in this country | 4 stars | 9.09 mi
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