High Peak Estate

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.

Coordinates: 53°21′58″N 1°48′58″W / 53.366°N 1.816°W / 53.366; -1.816

High Peak Estate
High Peak Estate
OS grid reference SK122856
District High Peak
Shire county Derbyshire
Region East Midlands
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Postcode district S33
Dialling code 01433
Police Derbyshire
Fire Derbyshire
Ambulance East Midlands
EU Parliament East Midlands
UK Parliament High Peak
List of places

The National Trust High Peak Estate is to be known as the 'Dark Peak Area' from summer 2010 which is now part of the Peak District Estate. The Peak District Estate also includes the White Peak Area (formerly South Peak) and the Longshaw Estate near Sheffield and includes a number of sites of interest including:

  • Alport Castles (a spectacular natural landslip)
  • Bleaklow (a massive expanse of wild, windswept moorland)
  • Derwent Edge
  • Kinder Scout (the moorland plateau that was the site of 1932's Mass Trespass) - Kinder Scout is the highest point in the Peak District.
  • Mam Tor
  • Odin Mine (one of the oldest lead mines in the county)
  • Snake Pass - to the east of the estate
  • Winnats Pass - to the north of Castleton

Famous quotes containing the words high, peak and/or estate:

    Since the war nothing is so really frightening not the dark not alone in a room or anything on a road or a dog or a moon but two things, yes, indigestion and high places they are frightening.
    Gertrude Stein (1874–1946)

    In the mountains the shortest route is from peak to peak, but for that you must have long legs. Aphorisms should be peaks: and those to whom they are spoken should be big and tall of stature.
    Friedrich Nietzsche (1844–1900)

    I ‘gin to be aweary of the sun,
    And wish th’ estate o’ the world were now undone.
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)