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High Peak Junction

High Peak Junction is home some of the earliest railway buildings in the world.

High Peak Junction is a one-mile stroll along the Cromford Canal from Cromford Wharf and are home some of the earliest railway buildings in the world.

You can also visit the old Railway Workshops for free or step back in time with the fascinating audio tour for a small fee of £1, where you will discover the history of Cromford Canal and the Cromford and High Peak Railway.

High Peak Junction is the starting point of the High Peak Trail. See the walking routes from either Cromford or Whatstandwell in our Family Activity Book.

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