Tuesday 11th December 2007

 

Having done most of my Christmas shopping last week, whilst it was wet and miserable, I didn't want to pass up on a walk on a beautiful winter's day like today. As I had one last bit of Christmas shopping to do in Bakewell I combined it with a late afternoon walk along Baslow Edge. As I set out the sun was starting to set, which only added to the golden colours of the edges and the moors.

 

Start: Curbar Gap car park (SK 2622 74701)

 

Route: Curbar Gap car park - Baslow Edge - Wellington Monument - Jack Flat - White Edge - Curbar Gap car park

 

Distance: 3.25 miles     Ascent: 117 metres     Time Taken: 1 hour 20 minutes  

 

Terrain: Good paths that could be boggy in places.

 

Weather: Cold and clear.

 

Pub visited: None        Ale Drunk: None

Route Map

 

Curbar Edge

Curbar Edge from Baslow Edge.

 

Today instead of sticking to the main path by the wall I turned right towards
 this sign and then followed the path which runs right along the top of the edge.

 

Curbar

Most of the view depicted in the sign above.

 

Baslow Edge

Baslow Edge.

 

Sir William Hill

Sir William Hill.

 

Baslow & Curbar Edges

Some of the best views of Curbar Edge are from Baslow Edge.

 

There was plenty of ice for me to avoid, as the ground was still frozen.

 

White Edge

White Edge from Baslow Edge.

 

Baslow Edge

The path goes through these rocks.

 

Eagle Stone

A golden Eagle Stone.

 

The Edges

Stanage Edge is now visible in the distance as I reach the other end of Baslow Edge.

 

Wellington's Monument

Wellington's Monument.

 

Chatsworth

A very cold looking Chatsworth Estate.

 

Gardom's & Birchen Edges

Gardom's Edge (front) & Birchen Edge.

 

Wellington's Monument

A closer view of Wellington's Monument.

 

These cows are usually to be found somewhere along the path on Jack Flat.

 

The sunset over Baslow Edge.

 

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