Monsal Head

Map ref: SK 185716

This short stay pay and display car park (max. 1 hour) is free to blue badge holders. It overlooks Monsal Dale and the viaduct, providing a convenient site for less active visitors to enjoy the view.

The car park is surfaced in smooth tarmac but there is a 150mm step up to the stone sett verge where there are a number of seats and an interpretation board.  One bay is reserved for disabled parking.

The walks from this site are steep and uneven.

One of the most popular beauty spots in the Peak District, with absolutely fabulous dales scenery.

Strictly speaking not a village, Monsal Head and the beauties of the Dale and its' surroundings have been popular with generations of visitors. The combination of the winding river Wye in the steep sided dale, with the wooded slopes of Fin Cop and rocky outcrops of Hobbs House, together with the railway viaduct, make it one of the most photographed locations in England. There are visitor facilities at Monsal Head, with car parks, toilets, guest houses, hotel, pub, cafes and gift shop, it can be a busy place in the height of summer. The dale itself is for exploring on foot, with the Monsal Trail crossing the old railway viaduct providing a fantastic viewpoint above the riverside meadows.

Why not sit and have a drink while you enjoy some of the finest scenery in the land? One of our favourite viewpoints to end a perfect day.