Saturday 12th February 2011
As Saturday was forecast as the best day of the weekend we decided to take Saturday off and head out for a walk. As I'm slowly working my way back to a reasonable level of fitness I wanted a walk that was not only fairly flat but also offered me the opportunity to cut it short if I needed to. Whilst I have visited all of these edges on different walks I have never combined the three of them before. Having now done so I can see this become a walk that I will be doing quite frequently in the future.
Start: Birchen Edge car park (SK 2808 7211)
Birchen Edge car park - Birchen Edge (TP) - Curbar Gap - Baslow Edge - Baslow - Chatsworth
Distance: 7.5 miles Ascent: 380 metres Time Taken: 3 hours 55 mins
Terrain: Good paths and moorland.
Weather: Warm and sunny.
Pub visited: The Wheatsheaf Hotel, Baslow Ale Drunk: Jennings Cumberland
Longstone Moor in the distance as we start to climb onto Birchen Edge.
A few minutes later and the view opens out even further.
Nelson's Monument and the Three Ships as we head along Birchen Edge.
A closer look at the Three Ships.
Nelson's Monument with Longstone Moor in the background.
Baslow Edge from Birchen Edge.
White Edge from the trig on Birchen Edge.
Looking towards our next destination,
White Edge, as we head
One of the new Companion Stones at Curbar Gap.
One of the old guide stoop that inspired
the companion stones project.
The sun lights up Curbar Edge as we start out along Baslow Edge.
Win Hill is just about visible in the distance as we walk along Baslow Edge.
Curbar Edge from the far end of Baslow Edge.
Gardom's and Birchen Edge as we reach the end of Baslow Edge.
Baslow Edge from Chatsworth. One of my
favourite moments when
Looking towards Calton Pastures as we make
Longstone Edge from Chatsworth.
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