High Peak Trail - Peak District Walk

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 hr 45 mins

Weather: Warm with bright sunshine.

Pub Visited: None    Ale Drunk: None

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River Derwent

The blue sky is reflected in the Derwent.

High Peak Junction

High Peak Junction at the start of the High Peak Trail.

Cromford Canal

Reflections in Cromford Canal.


Looking across to Holloway from the High Peak Trail.

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.

High Peak Trail

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.

High Tor & Matlock

Further around towards Matlock Bath and High Tor, with Matlock in the background.

Heights of Abraham cable cars

Zooming in on the cable cars that run from the foot of High Tor to the Heights of Abraham.

Masson Mill

Arkwright's Masson Mill in Cromford

Willersley Castle

Willersley Castle built in 1792 for Arkwright, although it was completed after his death.

High Peak Trail

Sunlight on the High Peak Trail.

Black Rocks

Black Rocks.

Big Plantation

Heading through Big Plantation to the summit of Cromford Moor.

Crich Stand

Crich Stand is catching the last of the day's sun.

Crich Stand

A close-up of Crich Stand from Big Plantation.


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