Curbar Edge - Peak District Walk

Wednesday 3rd May 2006

The warm weather meant another walk with warm clothes replaced by suntan lotion and t-shirt and a sighting of the first ladybird of the year, it would appear that winter is finally behind us. An early start today meant that I had Curbar and Froggatt Edges to myself for the start of the walk, I've only managed that once before in the most horrendous rain. Although the heather still looks very brown in the photos it is starting to come into bud, in a few more weeks the moors should become a blaze of colour.

Start: Curbar car park (SK 261 747)

Route: Curbar car park - Curbar Edge - Froggatt Edge - Grouse Inn - Lady's Cross - Barbrook Reservoir - Ramsley Reservoir - Wellington's Monument - Baslow Edge - Curbar car park

Distance: 9.5 miles     Ascent: 293 metres      Time Taken: 4 hrs 35 mins

Weather: Warm, high cloud and hazy sunshine.

Pub Visited: None    Ale Drunk: None

Route Map >>


Coombs Dale

Looking across the valley from the start of Curbar Edge. Coombs Dale is the valley
running between the first two hills from the left.

White Edge

White Edge, which was in sight all day.

View north from Curbar Edge

The view north as I start along Curbar Edge.

Curbar Edge

Looking along Curbar Edge with Eyam Moor visible across the valley.

Froggatt path

Looking north from Froggatt Edge

Win Hill

Win Hill from Froggatt Edge.

Lose Hill

Looking across the Longshaw Estate. Lose Hill (left) and Win Hill (centre) are both visible,
with the Kinder Plateau behind them.

Lady's Cross

A somewhat mucky Lady's Cross, with White Edge Moor behind it.

Barbrook Reservoir

Barbrook Reservoir.

As I walked through Barbrook valley I came across these two geese making the most of the peace and quiet.

Chatsworth Estat

A rare view of the Chatsworth Estate, driving north through it gives in my opinion, the best view of the Edges.

Eagle Stone

Why this rock is called Eagle Stone is not obvious from any angle.

Curbar Edge

As I cross Eaglestone Flat and approach the car park Curbar Edge comes into view again.


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