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Photos taken at Dove Holes station, Great Rocks Dale and Dove Holes Dale (Peak Forest), on a bike ride from Buxton to home. Hilly!
The main line through Great Rocks Dale and Dove Holes Dale opened to passengers in 1867 as an extension of the Manchester, Buxton, Matlock and Midland Junction Railway, in practice a connecting line from a triangular junction at Millers Dale to a triangular junction at Chinley, and so it became part of the Midland Railway's main route between London and Manchester. The route closed to passengers in 1968 but remains open between Chinley and Buxton to serve the quarries at Dove Holes Dale, Great Rocks Dale and Dowlow and Hindlow south east of Buxton.