Route 547 is a short route in the Peak District, mostly on road, linking the High Peak Trail - National Route 54, to the Tissington Trail - National Route 68, via Carsington Water.

This route provides a useful link between the wonderful High Peak Trail and the brilliant bridleway of the Tissington Trail, at the southern end of the Peak District National Park.

Leaving the High Peak Trail at the bottom of the Hopton Incline and descending steeply to Hopton and Carsington villages, the route then continues to the Visitors’ Center at Carsington Water.

The reservoir is also an RSPB site so you can combine your adventure with a spot of bird spotting. You can also stop off at Hopton Hall and take a look at their spectacular display of snowdrops. 

A delightful diversion here is to leave the National Cycle Network and ride on the traffic-free circular trail around Carsington Water.

From here, National Route 547 continues to Bradbourne village, crosses a ford and then climbs steeply to Tissington village. The route joins the Tissington Trail at the southern end of Tissington Village.

Please note

We have taken all responsible steps to ensure that these routes are safe and achievable by people with a reasonable level of fitness. However, all outdoor activities involve a degree of risk. To the extent permitted by law, Sustrans accepts no responsibility for any accidents or injury resulting from following these routes. Walking and cycling routes change over time. Weather conditions may also affect path surfaces. Please use your own judgement when using the routes based upon the weather and the ability, experience and confidence levels of those in your group.

Please help us protect this route

Route 547 is part of the National Cycle Network, cared for by Sustrans. Your donation today will help keep the Network safe and open for everyone to enjoy.

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