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.
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.