High Peak Trail

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Start: High Peak Junction
Distance: 18 miles (29 km)
Grid Ref: SK313559
 
Climbing: 607 metres
Walk time: 6-8 hours
Days: 1

Ordnance Survey Explorer Map (1:25,000)

Summary: The High Peak Trail is a 17.5 mile trail from High Peak Junction, near Cromford to Dowlow near Buxton. The route follows the route of the former Cromford and High Peak Railway. This was one of the world's first long-distance railway lines, built between 1825 and 1830. Many important railway buildings and features can still be seen during the walk including High Peak Junction Workshops, Middleton Top Engine House, Hopton Tunnel and Hopton Incline.


Useful Links:
Wikipedia
Derbyshire County Council
Peak District Information
Long Distance Walkers Association


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