Saturday 31st January 2009

 

After two weeks of being stuck in the house recuperating from a reoccurrence of an old back injury it was nice to get my walking boots back on, even if it was for a gentle stroll along the relatively flat edges. This isn't a walk I would normally do at the weekend, as it is a very popular area and I prefer to avoid the crowds whenever possible, but under the circumstances it was a sensible combination of terrain and distance.

 

Start: Curbar Gap car park (SK 2623 7470)

 

Route: Curbar Gap car park - White Edge (TP) - Grouse Inn - Froggatt Edge - Curbar Edge - Curbar Gap car park

 

Distance: 5.75 miles     Ascent: 221 metres     Time Taken: 3 hours

 

Terrain: Good tracks some across moorland.

 

Weather: Cold.

 

Pub visited: None        Ale Drunk: None     

Route Map

 

White Edge

White Edge ahead, as we leave the car park.

 

White Edge

Starting along White Edge.

 

White Edge

Heading towards the highest point of the walk and White Edge's trig point.

 

White Edge's trig point

Looking along White Edge from the trig point.

 

Stanage Edge

A hazy view of Stanage Edge and Win Hill.

 

White Edge Moor

White Edge Moor.

 

Higger Tor

Higger Tor from White Edge. Normally Higger Tor dominates the view when walking along
 White Edge in this direction, but it was so hazy today that it was barely visible for most of the walk.

 

Stoke Flat

Looking across Stoke Flat, from Froggatt Edge, to White Edge.

 

Froggatt Edge path

The terrain is much easier on this part of the walk, which is why it's so popular.

 

Curbar Edge

It's somewhere around this point of the walk that Froggatt Edge becomes Curbar Edge.

 

White Edge

White Edge.

 

Froggatt Edge

Looking back along Froggatt Edge from Curbar Edge.

 

Baslow Edge

Baslow Edge from Curbar Edge.

 

Previous walk Stanton Moor 5th January 2009<>Next walk Monsal Head 2nd March 2009

 

 

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