Thursday 1st February 2007
As it was such a warm day with bright blue skies I decided to have a late afternoon walk along the High Peak Trail, up to Black Rocks and the summit of Cromford Moor.
Start: High Peak Junction car park (SK 3146 5608)
Route: High Peak Junction - High Peak Trail - Black Rocks - Big Plantation - High Peak Trail - High Peak Junction
Distance: 3 miles Ascent: 234 metres Time Taken: 1 hour 45 minutes
Weather: Warm with bright sunshine.
Pub visited: None Ale Drunk: None
The blue sky is reflected in the Derwent.
High Peak Junction at the start of the High Peak Trail.
Reflections in Cromford Canal.
Looking across to Holloway from the High Peak Trail.
Heading up the steep start to the High Peak Trail. A sign at the top states it is a 1/8 gradient.
It must have taken some work to cut the track through these rocks.
The climb was definitely worth it with views like this today. Looking across Cromford .......
........... and then further around towards Matlock Bath and High Tor with Matlock in the background.
Zooming in on the cable cars that run from the foot of High Tor to the Heights of Abraham.
Arkwright's Masson Mill in Cromford.
Willersley Castle built in 1792 for Arkwright, although it was completed after his death.
Sunlight on the High Peak Trail.
Heading through Big Plantation to the summit of Cromford Moor.
Crich Stand is catching the last of the day's sun.
A close-up of Crich Stand from Big Plantation.
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