OLD RAILWAYS ON HORSEBACK
EQUINE RAILWAY ACCESS
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High Peak Trail

The High Peak railway was intended for carrying minerals, such as limestone, lime, coal and iron, as well as general goods. It opened in 1831. It was a remarkable railway originally built similar to the canal principles but without locks. The railway ascended from 277feet to 1,264feet above sea level and built with nine inclined planes instead of locks. Wagons originally operated on a rope system by stationary steam engines. The first steam locomotive was introduced in 1841. In 1855 passengers were transported as well as freight. The whole railway was finally closed in September 1967 and three years later most of the track bed was bought by Peak District National Park in partnership with Derbyshire County Council and used to create the High Peak Trail.The trail is 17.5 miles long and ends at Dowlow near Buxton. There is a car park at High Peak Junction but no horse access to the High Peak Trail from that location. The nearest place e to start your ride from High Peak Junction is the Black Rocks at Cromford. Good facilities for horses are at Hartington Station nearby.
Grid ref: SK 300 570 Cromford
Grid ref: SK 147 632 Parsley Hay
Places to stay Breach farm Please contact Beach Farm for grazing before booking,and Arborlow Advertises horse accommodation.https://www.bigginhall.co.uk/things-to- do/industrial-archaeology/cromford-high-peak-railway.html

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High peak1 c Laureen Roberts
High peak2 c Laureen Roberts
High Peak3 C Elizabeth Howsley
High Peak4 C Elizabeth Howsley
EQUINE RAILWAY ACCESS
The High Peak railway was intended for carrying minerals, such as limestone, lime, coal and iron, as well as general goods. It opened in 1831. It was a remarkable railway originally built similar to the canal principles but without locks. The railway ascended from 277feet to 1,264feet above sea level and built with nine inclined planes instead of locks. Wagons originally operated on a rope system by stationary steam engines. The first steam locomotive was introduced in 1841. In 1855 passengers were transported as well as freight. The whole railway was finally closed in September 1967 and three years later most of the track bed was bought by Peak District National Park in partnership with Derbyshire County Council and used to create the High Peak Trail.The trail is 17.5 miles long and ends at Dowlow near Buxton. There is a car park at High Peak Junction but no horse access to the High Peak Trail from that location. The nearest place e to start your ride from High Peak Junction is the Black Rocks at Cromford. Good facilities for horses are at Hartington Station nearby.

High Peak Trail

Places to stay Breach farm Please contact Beach Farm for grazing before booking,and Arborlow Advertises horse accommodation.https://www.bigginhall.co.uk/things-to-do/industrial- archaeology/cromford-high-peak-railway.html
Grid ref: SK 300 570 Cromford
Grid ref: SK 147 632 Parsley Hay
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Derbyshire

High peak2 c Laureen Roberts
High Peak3 C Elizabeth Howsley
High peak1 c Laureen Roberts
High Peak4 C Elizabeth Howsley