GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Peak Forest Tramway Trail

2 miles (3 km)

This walk takes you along part of the route of the old Peak Forest Tramway which was used to carry limestone to the Peak Forest Canal in the 18th and 19th centuries. The western section of the line is now the route of the Peak Forest Tramway Trail which is open to walkers. The walk starts on Charly Lane near Bridgeholm Green and heads west through Whitehough to Buxworth. Here the trail links with the Peak Forest Canal at the attractive Bugsworth Basin. You can extend your walk by continuing along the towpath or heading up to Eccles Pike for nice views of the area.

Peak Forest Tramway Trail OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Peak Forest Tramway Trail Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

ThePeak Forest Tramwaywas an early horse and gravity-poweredindustrial railway system inDerbyshire. Opened for trade on 31 August 1796, it remained in operation until the 1920s. Much of the route and the structures associated with the line remain. Its purpose was to carry limestone from the vast quarries around Dove Holes down toBugsworth BasinviaChapel-en-le-FrithandChinley, where much of it was taken by boat along thePeak Forest Canaland theAshton CanaltoManchesterand beyond.

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby


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Bugsworth 1

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Bugsworth 2

GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

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