Last updated 31.5.2019
Walk starts at 10:30 on Tuesday 25 June 2019
Heights of Abraham and High Peak Trail
|Walk Info||ZDR024: The route will take us over the Heights of Abraham and then descend via Bonsall to cross to the High Peak Trail. We descend to the canal and stroll on the level back to our starting point.|
|Ascents||About 520m total|
|Dave Twigg..........[01 509 560 760] --and-- [07 743 669 095]|
|ZDR024z: Heading along valley path by the Via Gellia to repeat the infamous 2005 "Lost Ladies" climb. Then across high ground near Middleton to reach the High Peak Trail. Descend to High Peak Junction and return along the canalside.|
|..........[01 509 ### ###] --and-- [07 ### ### ###]|
|Start||Near Cromford Wharf, where there are toilets and a cafe. We will start from the adjacent Rugby Club car park. [Both are pay & display]|
|Grid Refs||SK 300 570|
Google Maps time from Loughborough 54min for 44 miles
Assuming that you are heading north along the A6, turn right at the traffic lights as you approach Matlock Bath. There is a short narrow section past the Visitors(or Craft) Centre and then the car park is on your right. (Cost me £40 when I forgot to buy a ticket)
on the signpost
to get a map.
Then zoom out
for a suitable
|For Google satellite map of the start point, click here.|
|Extra Info||Quote: "We found the going somewhat slippery with wet limestone and wet leaves, but all passable."
The cafe at Cromford Wharf is pleasant.
|Toilets at start?||Yes - see note above re. Start|