High Peak Wheel Friendly Trail in the Peak District

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Cromford

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

They have even got an all- terrain wheelchair which you can hire out for the walk, making this a perfect walk for those who want more of an adventurous trek on wheels. The walk takes us through David and Felicity’s fields where you will meet their friendly cows. The view over the peaks from here is pretty impressive. The terrain is rugged and does require the all-terrain wheelchair. Dropping down the fields, the route takes you onto 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.
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Once through the gate, turn right and you are now on the old railway line. The whole trail, from Dowlow to Cromford, in 17 and half miles long, but on this walk we are just doing a small section of it. About 3 miles along the track there is 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 the ice creams… highly recommended!

The walk in total is about 4 and a half miles long. It’s a great walk, totally away from cars and traffic.

Deb’s verdict

You are guaranteed a warm welcome from Felicity and David from Hoe Grange Farm making it a great place to start your walk. The BOMA (an all -terrain wheelchair) is available to hire from Hoe Grange, making this walk at truly accessible walk for all.