Peak District View - Panoramic views of the Peak District

» Home
» Featured Visits
» Wonders of the Peak
» Famous People
» About Us
» Subscribe
» Advertise with Us
» Things to Do
» Contact Us
» Random Visit
» Local Links
» Link to Us
» Site Information
» Site Map
» Getting Here
» News
» Visit Our Blog

Search the Peak District

Buy Antique Prints of
» The Peak District

And also :-
» Scotland
» Wales
» Ireland
» Devon
» Cornwall
» Yorkshire Dales
» Lake District
» London
» Channel Islands

Follow PDView on Twitter

Dowlow Halt Railway Station

Dowlow Halt Railway Station

Dowlow Halt was opened in 1894 at Dowlow, near to Brierlow Bar to the south east of Buxton, Derbyshire on the London and North Western Railway line to Ashbourne and the south.

sykes small banner

The line utilised part of the Cromford and High Peak Railway (which ran from Whaley Bridge to Cromford) joining it at Hindlow and proceeding to a branch to Ashbourne at Parsley Hay.

After leaving Hindlow the line began to climb at 1 in 60 through Hindlow Tunnel to Brigg's Sidings and its summit at Dowlow Halt. 1,260 feet (380 m) at the summit, this was the highest main line in England at the time. From Dowlow Halt the line travelled downhill at a gradient of 1 in 60 to Hurdlow.

Brigg's Sidings served Messrs. Briggs and the Dowlow Lime and Stone Company (later Steetley, then Redland Aggregates).

The halt itself was unstaffed with two short stone platforms and without buildings, since it was initially used by workmen's trains for the nearby works. It was opened for public services in November 1929. Passenger services on the line finished in 1954.

One section still exists, serving Buxton Lime Industries, and terminating a short distance further on at the Lafarge Dowlow sidings.

There are currently no panoramic photographs for this location.

Wheeldon Trees Farm Holiday Cottages
Bolehill Cottages

Kute Fine Art

The Staffordshire Knott

Accommodation - Self Catering
Wheeldon Trees Farm Holiday Cottages
Bolehill Cottages

Accommodation - Youth Hostel
YHA Ravenstor
YHA Hartington Hall
YHA Gradbach

Accommodation - Pet Friendly
Wheeldon Trees Farm Holiday Cottages
Bolehill Cottages

Zycomm Electronics Limited

Kute Fine Art

Wedding Suppliers
Losehill House Hotel & Spa

Most Popular Places
Air Crash Site
Riber Castle
Woodhead Pass
Titan Cave System
Mam Tor

Recently Updated Places
Snake Pass
Solar Pyramid
Poolsbrook Country ...

Admin Login