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High Peak Trail accessible walk, Peak District

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Walk Details

The High Peak Trail is a fully accessible wheel-friendly route along the old High Peak Railway line in the Peak District National Park.

Our walk begins from Hoe Grange Farm, a working farm with accessible holiday accommodation. The first part of the walk is on a concessionary path across David and Felicity’s land – the owners – who are very happy for you to park at Hoe Grange and use their disabled friendly facilities before and after your walk.

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They even have an all-terrain wheelchair, which you can hire out, making this a perfect walk for those who want a more adventurous trek on wheels.

The walk takes us through David and Felicity’s fields where you’ll meet their friendly cows. The view over the Peak District from here is pretty impressive, and the terrain is rugged and does require the all-terrain wheelchair.

Dropping down the fields, the route takes you on to a good track, which leads through a farm yard. After the farm, signs are clear for the High Peak Trail. The magnificent construction of the railway will come into view, looking like a small fortress built into the hillside.

Once through the gate, turn right and you’re now on the old railway line. The whole High Peak Trail, from Dowlow to Cromford, is 17-and-a-half miles long, but on this walk we’re just doing a small section of it.

About 3 miles along the track there’s a sign pointing to Hoe Grange. Take this right turn, through a gate and back onto Hoe Grange land. David and Felicity are happy to make you a cuppa – but better still try one of their ice creams… highly recommended!

Access TOG verdict:
The walk in total is about 4-and-a-half miles long. It’s a great walk, totally away from cars and traffic. You’re guaranteed a warm welcome from Felicity and David at Hoe Grange Farm, making it a great place to start your walk. The Boma all-terrain wheelchair is available to hire from Hoe Grange, making this walk a truly accessible walk for all.

trainNearest Train (or tube) Station(s):
Cromford, Uttoxeter

Local Information

Read the Countryside Code before venturing out
Make sure to take a map and compass, and know how to use them before going into our National Parks #BeAdventureSmart

Tips for New Walkers: click here to download (PDF).

Remember to prepare properly before heading out on any type of walk or outdoor activity. Tell people where you are going and what time you are expected back. As Wainwright says "There's no such thing as bad weather, only unsuitable clothing".