We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

River Wye

Monsal Head, Peak District National Park, Bakewell DE45 1NL, England
Share
Save
Review Highlights
A wonder to behold

Monsal Head is one of the finest view in the Peak Park. The view point looks down on a river valley... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Manchester11
,
Lancashire
Lovely river and town

We visited three times during a fortnights camping trip we loved the town so much. Great place to... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Leanne B
via mobile
Read all 99 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good39%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
LOCATION
Monsal Head, Peak District National Park, Bakewell DE45 1NL, England
Write a ReviewReviews (99)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
All reviews
"rainbow trout"
in 5 reviews
"stepping stones"
in 4 reviews
"crystal clear water"
in 3 reviews
"lovely stone"
in 2 reviews
"modern bridge"
in 2 reviews
"pudding shop"
in 2 reviews
"beautiful walk"
in 4 reviews
"visiting bakewell"
in 2 reviews
"monsal head"
in 6 reviews
"car park"
in 5 reviews
"beautiful scenery"
in 2 reviews
"walk around"
in 2 reviews
"old railway"
in 2 reviews
"peak district"
in 3 reviews
"ducks"
in 12 reviews
"chee"
in 6 reviews
"dale"
in 9 reviews
Filter

1 - 10 of 98 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

Monsal Head is one of the finest view in the Peak Park. The view point looks down on a river valley and a railway viaduct. That doesn't sound inspiring but see it for yourself. If your fit there are many walks in the area.

Thank Manchester11
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We visited three times during a fortnights camping trip we loved the town so much. Great place to wander round the shops but the highlight for our boys was feeding the trout with food we bought from the nearby pet shop. Never seen such an...More

Thank Leanne B
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a very pleasant walk by the river in Bakewell. The birds are clearly well fed - you can get duck food in a shop just around the corner from the old bridge which is much better for them than bread. The river was...More

Thank Pete B
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
See more reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Whether visiting by car, on foot, or by bike; this is a stunning place to walk & admire; especially from the viewpoint at Monsal Head, or from the viaduct on the Monsal Trail.

Thank Lathkill
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 9 May 2018 via mobile

The part of the Wye that runs through Bakewell town is extremely pretty with a couple of bridges across - one covered with padlocks/lovelocks. There is an abundance of waterfowl - ducks, Canadian geese, moorhens, swans - and some absolutely huge fish in the shallows....More

Thank Dawn S
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 1 May 2018

Lovely river meandering through the landscape. A feature in the landscape and not to be missed. Rivers are navels in culture.

Thank Berit V
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 17 February 2018 via mobile

After struggling to find a parking space for over 30 minutes,we returned to the car park close to the River Wye and walked a couple of miles alongside this pretty stretch. We managed to see rainbow trout in abundance as well as the normal birdlife,swans...More

1  Thank shane s
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

One of the best things about living in Bakewell is this lovely river. Not only does it feature many lovely stone bridges, but it is a haven for wildlife. Last week I saw goldcrests and during the last month there have been water voles.

Thank Adrian B
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 28 December 2017

Bakewell is a delightful village on the River Wye. Very helpful people in the Tourist Information Centre advised us about walks in the Peak District and elsewhere. A must is a visit to the Bakewell Pudding Shop. We were informed, ever so politely, that the...More

Thank lesleyabbott77
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 19 December 2017 via mobile

The stretch of the Wye down from Bakewell past Haddon Hall is very attractive and a most important part of the distinctive scenery of the area of Derbyshire. The bridge in Bakewell has fantastic views of the river fish- probably the best place I know...More

Thank 1949etwall
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 6 hotels in Bakewell
Monsal Head Hotel
452 reviews
.03 km away
Hassop Hall Hotel
527 reviews
3.73 km away
Bagshaw Hall
453 reviews
4.27 km away
Rutland Arms Hotel Bakewell
1 037 reviews
4.45 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Packhorse Inn
528 reviews
.54 km away
The White Lion
398 reviews
1.48 km away
The Crispin
223 reviews
1.38 km away
Hobb's Cafe
167 reviews
.06 km away
Nearby Attractions
Thornbridge Hall Gardens
110 reviews
1.43 km away
Monsal Trail
1 259 reviews
4.08 km away
Bakewell Old House Museum
201 reviews
4.24 km away
All Saints Church
118 reviews
4.33 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Tash2013
21 June 2018|
Answer
Response from Pete B | Reviewed this property |
Not that I saw. The river is quite shallow
0
Votes
Jamie G
4 May 2018|
Answer
Response from Adrian B | Reviewed this property |
A better bet would be to park in Baslow and walk around the Chatsworth estate. That's better for pushchairs and there are several excellent pubs and restaurants in Baslow.
0
Votes
John W
9 July 2017|
Answer
Response from Lister F |
Hello Steven Do you know how I get a fishing permit? Lister
0
Votes
;