High Peak Estate - South Head, UK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dtrebilc
N 53° 21.392 W 001° 54.284
30U E 572895 N 5912491
The High Peak Estate is an area of Pennine moorland in the ownership of the National Trust in the Dark Peak area of Derbyshire, England.
Waymark Code: WM11CR5
Location: East Midlands, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 09/29/2019
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member wayfrog
Views: 3

The High Peak Estate is part of the Dark Peak area of the Peak District National Park.

"The Dark Peak is famed for its desolate and exposed tracts of moorland top, and the open undulating high gritstone plateau with extensive blanket peat covered by cottongrass bog and heather moorland. Below the moorland, steep-sided cloughs may be lined with relict areas of oak-birch woodlands. Some of the steep valley slopes have been planted with interlocking blocks of coniferous and mixed plantation woodland while others support acid grassland." link

This area of land owned by the National Trust is actively managed by them to minimise erosion and and improve water retention by reducing water run off.

The southern edge of the land is crossed by the Pennine Bridleway, and this waymark is at the point that the path meets this boundary marker. The High Peak Estate is an open access area with a height of 432 metres at this point. Good strong footwear is a necessity and a reasonable level of fitness is required.

"The Pennine Bridleway offers horse riders, cyclists and walkers the opportunity to explore 205 miles of the Pennines' ancient packhorse routes, drovers roads and newly created bridleways." link It provides a convenient rout to access the High Peak Estate with a car park at the nearby town of Hayfield.
The address of property, including Postcode.:
High Peak Estate Dark Peak Peak District National Park Derbyshire

The charges to visitors and opening hours.:
The estate is on open access land and has no charge nor any facilities. The car park at Hayfield is run by Derbyshire County Council and a car is £4.80 per day. Toilets are available here.

Parking place (optional): N 53° 22.760 W 001° 56.833

National Trust member: no

Web page: Not listed

References: Not listed

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