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High Peak Trail
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Derbyshire
53° 6′ 1.44″ N, 1° 32′ 7.44″ W
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High Peak Trail is a 17 mile trail for walkers, cyclists and horse riders in the Peak District.

The trail runs from High Peak Junction at Cromford to Dowlow near Buxton. It follows the trackbed of the Cromford and High Peak Railway, which was built in 1831, to carry goods and minerals between Cromford Canal and the Peak Forest canal at Whaley Bridge. The railway line closed as part of the Beeching axe in the 1960's.

In 1971, the Peak Park Planing Board along with Derbyshire County Council bought part of the track and adapted it for leisure use. It is now part of the National Cycle Network and is joined by the Tissington Trail at Parsley Hay.