Traffic free cycling along the High Peak Trail, a dismantled railway. Close to Carsington water where there is another largely traffic free trail, although some of it is on roads and it does cross the Ashbourne to Wirksworth road.

Middleton Top (High Peak Trail)

Located at the visitor centre close to the town of Middleton-by-Wirksworth. 17.5 miles of traffic free cycling along the High Peak Trail - links with the Tissington Trail just south of Parsley Hay. Toilets. Refreshments and souvenirs at the visitor centre. Middleton Top was one of two winding stations hereabouts on the Cromford and High Peak Railway, that pulled railway trucks up the steep incline from the Cromford Canal as the gradient was severe. Once on the limestone plateau, the line was much more level but renowned for its tight curves that followed the contour lines.

Tel: 01629 823204

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Accommodation near Middleton Top and Wirksworth

Cycling in the Peak District: Off Road Trails and Quiet Lanes

The Peak District (AA 40 Pub Walks & Cycle Rides)


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There is also Brown End Farm at Waterhouses, the have a sign outside on the main road so just go to waterhouses and you should find it easily!

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