Additional Event Information
This approximately 10 mile long route sets out and returns along the Monsal Trail, taking in multiple tunnels along the way. Branching off the trail, the route takes to bridleways and green lanes which offer far reaching views across to Monsal Head and beyond. To create a circular route, a section on country lanes connects via a steeply descending bridleway back to the trail. During wet months the majority of this ride is on tracks with a mixture of surfaces but there are some opportunities to have a canter if all riders are happy to do so. During the drier months a grassland dale section can be used.
View the route demo video here: https://youtu.be/BZCPsqjsWAA
The Monsal Trail is a multi user trail so cyclists and walkers with dogs are likely to be encountered.
Sections of the route are steep (both up and down) and quite rocky so a relatively fit horse and balanced rider will be needed. It is suggested that riders dismount for the descent back to the Monsal Trail. Should it be wet and deemed too slippery to use this bridleway, the route will be shortened to 8.5 miles and the return to the car park will be made using a short section of a B classification road. HGVs may be encountered in this case.
There are often cows in fields adjacent to this route and it may be necessary to pass through pasture where they are grazing.
Ordinarily there will be some road work on small country lanes.
Parking is in the Miller's Dale Monsal trail car park and is more suitable for trailers or smaller horseboxes. A 10'3" height bridge is situated on the entry road. Taller vehicles must access via Wormhill. This is a pay and display car park with maximum charges for horse transports of �7 for the whole day.
Group sizes are limited to 6 riders plus guide. Payment of �35 per person secures your place on the ride. All riders must have their own BHS Gold or equivalent Public Liability Insurance and any riders under the age of 18 must be accompanied on the ride by an adult rider. Enquiries can be made by email, phone or via Facebook. Bookings can be made using the following link: https://app.squarespacescheduling.com/schedule.php?owner=23071415&appointmentType=25905155