Know Before You Go – Covid-19 visitor information CLICK HERE

Itinerary Planner

Welcome to the Itinerary Planner. Use this tool to build your own journey or choose from an exciting range of specially selected tours.

To build your own Itinerary, click Add to Excursion to add an item to your Itinerary basket.

High Peak Junction Visitor Centre – Cromford Canal

Type:Information Centre

off Lea Road,
Cromford
Matlock
Derbyshire
DE4 5HN
Close window

Call direct on:

Tel01629 533298

Add High Peak Junction Visitor Centre – Cromford Canal to your Itinerary

High Peak Junction Visitor Centre – Cromford Canal

About

High Peak Junction Visitor Centre on the Cromford Canal, lies a mile south of Cromford village, in the beautiful Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site. Relax, take a stroll and watch the world go by in this tranquil haven of heritage and wildlife.

Discover some of the oldest surviving railway workshops in the world, from the former Cromford and High Peak Railway and step back in time with the fascinating audio tour.

Cromford Wharf is just a mile stroll along the towpath, with easy access for families and wheelchairs. The Cromford Canal can be explored between Cromford Wharf and Ambergate, a distance of just over five miles. The High Peak Trail starts here at High Peak Junction and continues for 17.5 miles to Dowlow near Buxton.

The Visitor Centre at High Peak Junction offers a warm welcome and light refreshments, with leaflets, maps and information to help you explore. Picnic areas take in the waterside views, with parking signposted from the A6 at Cromford. A number of waymarked walks in the area start from here.

A canal aqueduct over the River Derwent and the magnificent Leawood Pump House are just a few minutes walk away. Leawood Pump is a steam powered engine which operates on some summer weekends and bank holidays or take a trip on the historic narrowboat Birdswood from Cromford Wharf.
The canal is a haven for wildlife (and a Site of Special Scientific Interest). Little grebes and water voles can be seen throughout the year, with dragonflies and damselflies in the summer months.

Images 2, 3 & 4 - Ashley Franklin Photography

Book Tickets

Facilities

Accessibility

  • Disabled access - Tramper mobility scooter hire
  • Disabled toilets

Catering

  • On-site catering
  • On-site light refreshments
  • Picnic site

Children

  • Baby changing facilities
  • Children welcome

Groups

  • Facilities for educational visits
  • Facilities for groups

Property Facilities

  • Dogs Accepted
  • Public toilets

Target Markets

  • Accepts groups
  • Coach parties accepted

Opening Times

* Visitor Centre open 10.00am-5.00pm every day Easter to November; 10.30am-4.00pm weekends only November to March, (excluding Christmas Day)

TripAdvisor

Map & Directions

Public Transport Directions

High Peak Junction and Cromford Wharf car parks are signed from the A6 at Cromford. There are regular bus services. Railway stations at Cromford, Whatstandwell and Ambergate are only a few minutes walk away from the canal. High Peak Junction Visitor Centre - the centre is signposted from the A6 at Cromford

The nearest railway station is Cromford, which is 1 mile away.

Follow us

What's Nearby

  1. Hodgkinson's Hotel

    Hodgkinsons a truly unique, historic hotel with 8 individually designed rooms offers a…

    1.9 miles away
  2. 1 Coach House Mews Matlock Bath

    Stylish 2 bedroom ground floor apartment set in an attractive stone conversion enjoying a…

    1.91 miles away
  3. Gulliver’s Kingdom Resort – Themed Accommodation

    Gulliver’s Kingdom Resort is home to a fabulous selection of self-contained family…

    1.93 miles away
  4. The Gables Bed & Breakfast

    With stunning views over the Derwent Valley towards the Heights of Abraham, Matlock Bath…

    1.94 miles away
  1. Carpenters Cottage

    Sunny relaxing location with great walking from front door. Matlock 10 minutes walk. …

    2.58 miles away
  2. Townhead Farmhouse Bed & Breakfast

    Townhead Farmhouse set in the delightful village of Bonsall with its two great pubs. …

    2.71 miles away
  3. Weathericks and Bradstone

    Two charming 5-star cottages set in beautiful countryside with spectacular views over…

    2.75 miles away
  4. Stainsborough Hall

    Stainsborough Hall and its five independent holiday cottages provides a beautiful base…

    3.34 miles away
  5. Jedediah Cottage

    A characterful Grade II listed cottage in the centre of Belper for up to 4 guests. Well…

    5.41 miles away
  6. Landal Darwin Forest

    Landal Darwin Forest is an award winning 5 star lodge holiday park which is set in 44…

    5.78 miles away
  7. Barn Farm

    Barn Farm is located close to the Derbyshire Dales towns of Matlock and Bakewell making…

    5.93 miles away
  8. Hoe Grange Holidays

    Four award winning log cabins set on working farm with stunning views of the White Peak…

    6.04 miles away
  9. Hoe Grange Gorgeous Glamping Pods and Gypsy Caravan.

    Go glamping in style with stunning views of the Peak District countryside through the…

    6.04 miles away
  10. Stanton in Peak B&B

    A welcoming and friendly B&B in a rural location, with luxurious facilities, an extensive…

    6.66 miles away
  11. Ernest’s Retreat

    We are a family run site based on a working farm, ideally situated on the edge of the…

    6.9 miles away
  12. East Lodge Hotel and Restaurant

    East Lodge, 12 delightful en-suite rooms, set in 10 acres close to Chatsworth House, has…

    6.93 miles away
Previous Next

Related

Chesterfield Canal – Tapton Lock Visitor Centre, ChesterfieldThe Chesterfield Canal is a beautiful waterway, an oasis of calm in the busy market town. Starting at Tapton Lock Visitor Centre you’ll discover five miles of surfaced towpath and access onto the Trans Pennine Trail.