Sandy Lane gateposts

Sandy Lane gateposts

Above: A look at old maps reveal that these sturdy gateposts once formed an entrance onto the track of the C&HPR. Continuing the quest to identify old stone gateposts in the valley, I came across two fine examples yesterday evening, just as the sun was setting....
Over the hills

Over the hills

Above: Ladmanlow goods yard pictured in 1932, looking north from the A53 Leek Road. This is likely to have been the ‘Park Gates’ the writer describes.  Passengers were not allowed following a fatal accident in 1877. The yard finally closed in 1954....
Ladmanlow station

Ladmanlow station

Above: Whatever remains of Ladmanlow Station now lies behind these gates. I’ll maybe knock on their door once the virus has passed to ask if they’ll let me take a closer look. I’ve long been fascinated by the history of the 33-mile Cromford...
Buxton’s railways

Buxton’s railways

Above: Buxton’s twin stations pictured in the mid ’60s, shortly before the one on the right was demolished.The Palace Hotel would have been behind and to the left of the photographer (see map). Today, this view looks down Station Road towards Bridge...
Cromford & High Peak Railway

Cromford & High Peak Railway

Above: This is the only photo I’ve managed to find of a train on the C&HP Railway line as it approaches the Goyt Valley section. It’s a view across Burbage, southwest of Buxton. It’s just possible to make out...
Walking the Cromford & High Peak Railway

Walking the Cromford & High Peak Railway

Above: A view of the track down the incline into Whaley Bridge. Bill says “This is now a nice picnic area”. Bill Reid writes: Thanks for the great videos and information on the Goyt Valey and the C&HPR. I have used your Walk no.12 to find my way along...