High Peak and Tissington Trails

Former railway lines converted to recreational routes for walkers, cyclists and horse-riders. The High Peak Trail runs for 17 miles from near Buxton to High Peak Junction, Cromford and the Tissington Trail runs 13 miles from Parsley Hay to Ashbourne. Good views out over the rolling limestone countryside,with banks rich in wild flowers during the summer.

Car parks and picnic sites have been created at former stations.

Cycle hire is available at Parsley Hay and Mapleton Lane, Ashbourne.

The trails are generally level and have a variety of surfacing materials, mostly compacted stone and are reasonably firm. They provide easy walking conditions for all abilities and are suitable for wheelchair users.  One steep section north of Mapleton Lane.