Green fields highlighted by sunrays through heavy clouds from Curbar Edge


Narrow country road surround by fields and deciduous woodland

Map showing permissive path at Minninglow SandpitA hidden flooded sand pit, now a haven for wildlife. Views of Minninglow. Links to High Peak Trail.

Permissive path - access on foot. Defra funded until March 2024

Distance: 200 m of new access

Accessibility:  1 pedestrian gate, 1 field gate. Undulating path with a steep section.

Nearest Facilities:  Newhaven

Minninglow sandpit permissive path route map (1.4MB)


  1. From Minninglow Car Park cross the road to head along the High Peak Trail
  2. After 1.8 km, turn right down Minninglow Lane
  3. After 400 m, take the gate on your right
  4. Follow the path above the lane
  5. Loop back along the lane or return along minor roads to the car park.

Getting there

Start Point: Via the A5012 Newhaven to Cromford

Parking: Minninglow Car Park

Ordnance Survey grid reference: SK. 2032 5756

Postcode: DE4 2PR

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Do you know?

  • Silica sand has no impurities and was used to make moulds for metal casting
  • Great crested newts hibernate between October and February
  • Minninglow’s tree-fringed hill is a burial chamber dating from the Neolithic and Bronze age.

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