Hurdlow is a small hamlet consisting of a cluster of buildings around Hurdlow Hall and Hurdlow Grange. A settlement is recorded here as far back as 1244.
Hurdlow Hall is a working farm, whilst Hurdlow Grange, dating back over 300 years,was converted into holiday accommodation in 2006.
Hurdlow is popular with walkers, cyclists and horse riders thanks of the nearby High Peak Trail which ends at Dowlow about half a mile away, but continues in the opposite direction, uninterrupted, for many peaceful miles. In 1830 the first phase of the construction of the Cromford and High Peak Railway opened with the line running from Cromford Wharf to Hurdlow. The final stretch from Hurdlow to Whaley Bridge being completed and opened a couple of years later. The railway line closed in the 1960’s. In 1971 the redundant railway line was bought jointly by the then Peak Park Planning Board and Derbyshire County Council, who converted it into the 17-mile stretch of High Peak Trail. This is now a safe, motor-free route for walking, cycling and taking in the wonderful Peak District scenery.
Things to do; Walk or cycle along the High Peak Trail. Royal Oak public house.