The perfect place to relax those tired legs when cycling around the famous Derwent Valley, located beside the Cromford Canal is an excellent cafe run by Cromford Mills offering plenty of in and outdoor seating, tasty cakes, lunches, savoury snacks and freshly ground coffee. What’s more it’s situated at the end of the popular 17 mile High Peak trail which runs from Buxton to Cromford.
On the menu you’ll find delicious bacon/sausage/veggie baps, jacket potatoes, wraps, sandwiches, paninis and soup, all of which are very reasonably priced. There’s also a great selection of hot pasties from the Phat Pasty Company including vegan/meat sausage rolls and Cornish pasties.
For those looking for something sweet, their cake and tray-bake selection include a delicious black cherry & almond slice, rocky road, banana & walnut date slice, white chocolate blondie and millionaire shortbread – see our pictures for more inspiration!
If travelling by foot or mountain bike be sure to continue east along the canal to the High Peak Junction visitor centre where you can continue uphill along the High Peak walking and cycle trial along the former High Peak Railway designed to carry minerals and goods between Cromford Canal and the Peak Forest Canal.