There is plenty of parking at Bakewell or Hassop. My favourite start is Hassop (DE45 1NW) as there is a good café, toilets and a bike hire shop- parking is pay and display. Going west is a gradual climb so you get the benefit on the way back. The surface is good all the way so it’s easy on a 36” wheel. At weekends its quite busy with walkers and cyclists.
There are toilets at Millers Dale and a small snackbar/bike hire shop (open Spring to Autumn) at the west end.
The most impressive feature of the trail are the tunnels –five in number the longest is over 1/3 mile. They have only been opened up in the last three years. The have a good surface and are well lit.
The viaducts are worth a stop, there is often a group of abseilers on one of them
Views to die for!
The surface is excellent
It's one of my favourite railway trails and well worth a ride.