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The Tunnel Tramp Sponsored Walk

A chance to walk through the newly opened tunnels on the Monsal Trail raise money for Rainbows.  Join us on our annual sponsored round walk (no Cycles – sorry) of 5, 12 or 16 miles (you choose), in glorious Derbyshire Peak District countryside starting at Hassop Station and taking in all the tunnels of the Monsal Trail to Buxton, or as many as you wish.

Route directions will be provided and marshals will be on hand at strategic points so no-one should get lost.

The route starts at Hassop Station and ends at Topley Pike starting at 9.00am - but there are three lengths of walk so you can walk as far as you like:

  • Short - 5 miles to Monsal Head and back
  • Medium - 12 miles to Millers Dale and back
  • Long - 16 miles to Topley Pike and back

Time is from 09.00 to 17.30. Please note that no walker will be permitted to start the full walk after 11.00, although the shorter walks can be started up to 12.00.

Entry fee is £5.00 per walker or £10 family ticket for 2 adults and 2 children under 16 years. 100% of the entry fee will be distributed to local charities supported by The Rotary Club of Bakewell. Any money you raise in sponsorship will go directly to Rainbows Hospice for Children and Young People.


To register please download and complete a registration form here and return it as soon as possible to Margo Parkes, Rainbows Hospice, Lark Rise, Loughborough, LE11 2HS.  The deadline for entries will close on Monday 24th September 2012. Entries will not be allowed on the day and numbers are limited.

For more information please call Margo on 01509 638039 or email