Last updated 31.5.2019  

Date 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.
Distance 15.1 km
Ascents About 520m total
Leader
(long walk)
Dave Twigg..........[01 509 560 760] --and-- [07 743 669 095]
Walk Info
(short walk)
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.
Distance 10.2 km
Ascents 290 m
Leader
(short walk)
..........[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
Travel 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)
Map of start
 

 
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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