An outcrop of gritstone sculpted by the wind and rain, Black Rocks hang high above the village of Cromford with Cromford Moor behind and the High Peak Trail (the former Cromford and High Peak Railway) passing just below. It's a spectacular situation which affords a splendid view of the Derwent valley around Matlock and because of its popularity the area has been designated a country park.
This is a popular place for recreation, with rock-climbing available on the rocks themselves and plenty of scope for walking in the park, which stretches right down to High Peak Junction where the former railway met the Cromford canal. There is also a fixed orienteering course and forest trails in the surrounding woods. The country park has a car park and small information centre with public toilets.
0 - Black Rocks, Cromford
1 - Black Rocks climbers
Ordnance Survey Grid Reference: SK293558
How to get there
the B5035 from Cromford to Carsington and Ashbourne goes past Black Rocks. Cromford lies on the A6 Derby-Matlock road. Car parking is available.
By Bus: the R61 and 213 buses from Matlock to Derby and Wirksworth respectively stop nearby.
By Train: Cromford station (on the Matlock - Derby line) lies apprximately 2km distant.
When is it open?
Open all year, all day.
What does it cost?
Prices and opening times are shown as a guideline only and may vary.
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