High Peak Junction is home to some of the world’s oldest railway workshops and is a haven of heritage and wildlife. There are self-led guides available to explore the workshops, canal, railways, rivers, aqueducts and bridges.
High Peak Junction was a transport hub on the Cromford Canal from around 1830. They are some of the world’s oldest railway workshops and is a haven of heritage and wildlife.
The ‘Fantastic Transport’ or ‘Wonders of STEAM’ self-led visits for Primary Schools include free to download activity guides with resources available to pick up on site: engineering kits, historical photo packs and other activities. Explore the workshops, canal, railways, rivers, aqueducts and bridges and even book for pupils to have-a-go at blacksmithing on the forge and make a poker to keep. Audio guides are available for Secondary groups.
High Peak Junction is about a 25 minute walk from Cromford Station and a 45 minute walk from Whatstandwell Station. See the walking routes from either Cromford or Whatstandwell in our Family Activity Book.High Peak Junction Education