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High Peak Trail


29 km / 18 miles
The High Peak Trail, 17.5 miles long, is coincident with parts of the Pennine Bridleway National Trail and the Midshires Way and follows the former Cromford and High Peak Railway starting at Cromford and finishing at Dowlow, south of Buxton.

One of several former railway lines, collectively the White Peak Trails, providing useful links with many other routes through the White Peak area and which are open for use by walkers and cyclists. They are the High Peak Trail (18 miles) Cromford - Dowlow; Tissington Trail (13 miles) Ashbourne - Parsley Hay, where it connects with the High Peak Trail; Monsal Trail (9 miles) Wye Dale - Coombs Viaduct, Bakewell; Manifold Way (8 miles) Hulme End - Waterhouses.


Path Type: Paths Marked on OS mapping
Attributes: Easy
Former Railway
Start: SK313559 - High Peak Junction, Cromford, Derbyshire View on StreetMap
Finish: SK110673 - Dowlow, Buxton, Derbyshire View on StreetMap
Web Sites: Sustrans - High Peak Trail Derbyshire UK - High Peak Trail Derbyshire County Council - High Peak Trail Peak District Information - High Peak Trail Peak District National Park - High Peak Trail High Peak Trail [YouTube video]

Publications, Badges and Certificates:

External download White Peak Trails and Cycle Routes  (Peak District National Park  - 2010 ) Download
External download Derbyshire CC - Cycle Derbyshire  (Derbyshire County Council  - 2014 ) Download


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Contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown copyright and database right 2016.
© OpenStreetMap contributors under Open Database Licence.
Rights of way data from selected Local Authorities.
Large scale digital mapping is provided by John Thorn.
At high zoom levels the route is indicative only.
Purchase Ordnance Survey Maps (path is named on OS maps):
OS Landranger 119
OS Landranger Active 119
OS Explorer 24
OS Explorer Active 24

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Route Profile:

28.0 km (17.4 miles)
526 m (1,726 ft) ascent
381 m (1,250 ft)  maximum height

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