The High Peak Railway line first opened in 1831 and was mainly designed to carry minerals and goods between Cromford Canal and the Peak Forest Canal. Following the closure of the line, the Peak District National Park bought the route in 1971 and turned it into a traffic free trail for walkers and cyclists.
A note from us at Hopton Hall
In the High Peak you’ll find a more challenging terrain for the serious mountain bikers. These trails are to be found around Mam Tor, Castleton and Edale.