Following the route of the old railway which ran through the dale, the Monsal Trail provides an ideal walking and cycling route. It has tunnels and a few reminders of the old railway. Of course their are great views of the dale and River Wye, even on a misty February day.
I can’t help thinking that the politicians who made the decisions to close the many small railway lines all over the country didn’t have a fucking clue what they were doing. As usual they knew the cost but failed to understand the value.