SK1971 : Former Great Longstone for Ashford Station

taken 6 years ago, near to Great Longstone, Derbyshire, Great Britain

Former Great Longstone for Ashford Station
Former Great Longstone for Ashford Station
The Monsal Trail (National Network Cycleroute 680)

The Monsal Trail is a traffic free route for walkers, cyclists, horse riders and wheelchair users through some of the Peak District's most spectacular limestone dales.
The trail runs along the former Midland Railway line ( LinkExternal link ), which closed in 1968, for 8.5 miles between Blackwell Mill SK1172 : The start of The Monsal Trail, in Chee Dale and Coombs Road, at Bakewell.
Most of the route was opened to the public in 1981 but four former railway tunnels had to remain closed due to safety reasons, with public footpaths taking people around them. In 2011 the four railway tunnels - Headstone Tunnel, Cressbrook Tunnel, Litton Tunnel, Chee Tor Tunnel were opened for trail users. Each tunnel is about 400 metres long and will be lit during normal daylight hours.
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Former Great Longstone for Ashford Station

Great Longstone for Ashford railway station was a station which served Great and Little Longstone in the Peak District. It was opened in 1863 by the Midland Railway on its extension of the Manchester, Buxton, Matlock and Midlands Junction Railway from Rowsley.
Originally known as Longstone railway station, in 1913 it was renamed Great Longstone for Ashford (Ashford-in-the-Water). Once the London, Midland and Scottish Railway reached Manchester the line carried expresses to London St Pancras and heavy mineral traffic.
It closed in 1962.

Manchester, Buxton, Matlock & Midland Junction Line (former)

The Manchester, Buxton, Matlock and Midland Junction Railway ran from a junction with the Midland Railway at Ambergate to Rowsley north of Matlock and on to Buxton.
It would become part of the Midland Railway's main line between London and Manchester, but it was initially planned as a route from Manchester to the East of England, via the proposed Ambergate, Nottingham, Boston and Eastern Junction Railway which would meet it a little further north along the North Midland line at Ambergate. The line opened to Rowsley in 1849 and finally reached Buxton in 1863. The line closed in 1968. part of the line is used today as The Monsal Trail.
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Saturday, 29 August, 2015   (more nearby)
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Friday, 29 January, 2016
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Paths  Railways  Derelict, Disused 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 1967 7110 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:14.1943N 1:42.4052W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SK 1964 7110
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