Cromford Heights - 3rd March 2007
Date 3rd March 2007 Description Cromford Heights
Start Point Middleton Top Peaks Climbed Black Rocks 270m
Total Time 5hrs 33min    
Walking Time 4hrs 15min    
Stopped Time 1hrs 18min    
Distance 11.17 miles    
Moving Average 2.7 mph    
Elevation at Start 301 metres Temperature 7°C to 9°C
Total Ascent 629 metres Weather Sunny
Max Elevation 340 metres Walking With On Own

Middleton Top - Middleton Incline - High Peak Trail - Black Rocks - Sheep Pasture Incline - High Peak Junction - Cromford Canal - Cromford Wharf - Scarthin Rock - Cromford Village - Upper Wood - Heights of Jacob - Public Footpaths around Heights of Abraham - Ember Farm - Bonsall - Via Gellia - Bonsall Way - Middleton-by-Wirksworth - Middleton Moor - Middleton Top

A lovely walk in and around Cromford. The views from Black Rocks were superb. The "Engine House" at Middleton Top is unfotuntatly closed at the moment.

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Reference Books Used

White Peak Walks - The Southern Dales by Mark Richards (Cicerone)
Maps Used
OL24 Explorer - Peak District (White Peak Area)
Snowdrops at Middleton Top
Middleton Top Topograph
Middleton Top Engine House with Wagon
High Peak Trail crosses B5023
Middleton Incline
Bottom of Middleton Incline
Coal Hills Quarry with old water tanks
"Worn out" train near National Stone Museum
Steeplehouse Goods Station Yard
Gathering of birds overhead
Black Rocks
Dene Quarry from Black Rocks
Cromford from Black Rocks Summit
Cromford from Black Rocks Summit
Dene Quarry from Black Rocks Summit
Dene Quarry from Black Rocks Summit
Cromford from Black Rocks Summit
Cromford from Black Rocks Summit
Cromford from Black Rocks Summit
Dene Quarry from Black Rocks Summit
Black Rocks on descent to High Peak Trail
Cromford FP Sign on High Peak Trail
Looking to Cromford from High Peak Trail
Top of Sheep Pasture Incline
Sheep Pasture Incline
Emerging from tunnel to High Peak Junction
Inside locomotive at High Peak Junction
High Peak Junction signs
High Peak Junction workshops alongside Cromford Canal
Bridge over Cromford Canal at High Peak Junction
Towpath along Cromford Canal
Small bridge over Cromford Canal
Cromford Meadows playing fields
Cromford Canal Wharf
Cromford Canal Wharf
Pond in Cromford village
Masson Mills seen through trees
Entrance to the "Heights of Abraham"
Wooden Steps over Masson Road footpath
Riber Castle & High Tor
Riber Castle & High Tor from Heights of Abraham
Bonsall Church
Market Cross at Bonsall
Cotton Mill at Via Gellia
Mere on path to Middleton-by-Wirksworth
Dark clouds in Middleton-by-Wirksworth
Middleton Top Engine House alongside the High Peak Trail

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