Parsley Hay Bridge On The High Peak Trail - Parsley Hay, UK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dtrebilc
N 53° 10.177 W 001° 46.917
30U E 581421 N 5891832
Quick Description: This single arch stone bridge carries the High Peak Trail over a minor road.
Location: East Midlands, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 8/27/2019 4:39:01 AM
Waymark Code: WM116VW
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member fi67
Views: 1

Long Description:

"The High Peak Trail is a 17-mile (27 km) trail for walkers, cyclists and horse riders in the Peak District of England. Running from Dowlow (53.2059°N 1.8349°W), near Buxton, to High Peak Junction, Cromford (53.1004°N 1.5354°W), it follows the trackbed of the former Cromford and High Peak Railway, which was completed in 1831 to carry minerals and goods between the Cromford Canal wharf at High Peak Junction and the Peak Forest Canal at Whaley Bridge. Closure of the line occurred during the Beeching era, with the first section of the line closing in 1963 (i.e. the Middleton Incline) followed by full closure in 1967.

In 1971 the Peak Park Planning Board and Derbyshire County Council bought the largest part of the trackbed and, in partnership with the Countryside Commission, adapted it for its current leisure use. The trail has a crushed limestone surface which makes it ideal for all users, including wheelchair use, assisted by level access onto the trail at various points along its route. link

Although primarily a goods line it did also have limited passenger services. The bridge is close to the site of the former Parsley Hay railway station which has since been demolished. On the site of the railway station is now a pay car park, visitor centre and cycle hire shop.
Height of bridge: 11 feet 9 inches

What type of traffic does this bridge support?: pedestrians, cyclists and horse riders

What kind of gap does this bridge cross?:
A minor road leading to nearby farms.

Is the bridge still in service for its original purpose?: No - now only carries pedestrians, horses and cyclists

Name of road or trail the bridge services: High Peak Trail 'rails to trails' route

Parsley Hay, Derbyshire

Length of bridge: Not listed

Date constructed: Not listed

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