[Talk-GB] The Monsal Trail in Derbyshire

Dudley Ibbett dudleyibbett at hotmail.com
Mon Dec 17 20:13:31 GMT 2012


I use to walk this route before the tunnels were open.  Please keep the paths that use to run around the tunnels.  The might be less used with the tunnels now open but they have spectacular views.  I was never sure of their designation but presumably if the stiles still exist access can still be obtained.  It also appears to be open access South of the Trail so the designation may not matter.

In terms of tagging it appears that highway=cycleway is used for the Tissington and High Peak Trails (also disused railway lines in the region), although cycleway=track has been used on the Tissington Trail as well.

Horses are allowed to use the trail so: horse=yes would be appropriate.



> From: phil at trigpoint.me.uk
> To: talk-gb at openstreetmap.org
> Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2012 19:30:52 +0000
> Subject: Re: [Talk-GB] The Monsal Trail in Derbyshire
> On Mon, 2012-12-17 at 06:22 -0800, Richard Fairhurst wrote:
> > Someoneelse wrote:
> > > o Instead of the mixture of highway=cycleway, highway=path 
> > > and highway=track that exists currently, replace with 
> > > highway=track throughout (it's all wide enough for the trail 
> > > maintenance folks' Land Rovers)
> > 
> > To my mind, the "duck tagging" principle means that highway=cycleway is more
> > appropriate. It quacks like a shared-use cycleway so we should tag it as
> > one, unlike a track that is (say) regularly used by forestry traffic or
> > agricultural vehicles. There are lots of 'rail trails' around Britain that
> > are tagged as highway=cycleway and it would seem a shame to depart from
> > established practice.
> > 
> +1
> I have walked the Monsal Trail many times, and cycleway does seem to me
> the way it should be tagged. Maybe add horse=yes if appropriate.
> Phil
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