Black Rocks – Cromford

Black Rocks Cromford

Black Rocks Cromford

If you want a dog walk that is pretty much all off lead in an area that offers stunning views and a mix of moorland walking and woodland walking, then Black Rocks at Cromford is for you!

Despite the fact that we have lived in the Peak District for over eight years, I had not visited this site, so I was really excited to find out what it was like.

There is a visitors centre with toilets in the car park, and two waymarked walks which can be followed. However there are several footpaths situated in the same woodlands, so you can pretty much make up your own walks. If you have a trawl on the internet, you can find walks that incorporate the Black Rock site but also Cromford itself and the nearby Cromford Canal.

Here’s a great leaflet that I found published by Derbyshire County Council and shows the two way marked walks.

If you prefer a walk which means that the dog can be off the lead for most of the time, then stay within the boundaries of the woodland.

Black Rocks is managed by the Forestry Commission and has a pay and display car park.

There are some dog friendly pubs nearby, so check the dog friendly pubs near matlock page to find out more.

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