High Peak Trail

High Peak Trail

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Recommended by 31 out of 31 cyclists


  • smokey57

    Great route for traffic-free cycling, the High Peak trail is a gravel track which follows the course of an old railway. This railway was owned by a canal company, so was built in an odd manner with long flat portions joined by steep sections (like canal locks) where the trains were often hauled uphill by stationary engines.

    This means that most of the route is nice and flat but with inclines that will often mean pushing uphill. These include Cromford High Peak junction westwards (1:9 for about a mile), Middleton Top (1:8 with a surface including drainage channels across the track, so beware when descending especially as there are very steep drop-offs to the side), and Hopton (1:14 for about 500 yards or 457 metres).

    You can get a good speed up downhill but be careful as surface is very loose.

    • September 23, 2020

  • sharoncalton

    Gravel at its best. Once in the trail it’s super flat even if a little exposed

    • July 4, 2020

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Location: Hopton, Derbyshire Dales, Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom


  • Elevation310 m

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