White Edge - Peak District Walk

Monday 2nd January 2012

In choosing today's walk I had to take two factors into consideration. Firstly that after being properly ill in the run-up to Christmas a flat walk was called for and secondly as it was a bank holiday I wanted a route that would avoid the worst of the crowds. I think I managed both.

Start: Curbar Gap car park (SK 2637 7476)

Route: Curbar Gap car park - White Edge (TP) - White Edge Moor - Barbrook Reservoir - Ramsley Reservoir - Jack Flat - Baslow Edge - Curbar Gap car park

Distance: 8.75 miles     Ascent: 236 metres      Time Taken: 4 hours 5 mins

Terrain: On good paths.

Weather: Cold but clear.

Pub Visited: The Wheatsheaf Hotel, Baslow    Ale Drunk: Jennings Cumberland

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White Edge

Leaving the very busy car park and heading for White Edge.

Curbar Edge

Curbar Edge from White Edge.

White Edge Trig

White Edge's Trig.

White Edge

Looking along White Edge from the trig.

Stoke Flat

Sir William Hill across Stoke Flat.

White Edge

Higger Tor in the distance.

Win Hill

Win Hill and Bamford Edge.

White Edge

Approaching the end of White Edge and the path is starting to get busier.

Companion Stone

The second of four Companion Stones passed on today's walk.

Lady's Cross

Lady's Cross as we head for Barbrook Bridge.

Barbrook Reservoir

What remains of Barbrook Reservoir.

Big Moor

Looking towards Big Moor.

Reflections in the unnamed water where we ate our lunch.

Companion Stone

Another Companion Stone, although it is no longer possible to make the words out on this one as the grass has grown over them.

Big Moor

Looking to Big Moor from the path to Ramsley Reservoir.

Companion Stone

On Jack Flat we passed our fourth and final Companion Stone of the day.

Eagle Stone

A quiet Eagle Stone.

Curbar Edge

Curbar Edge catches some sun. We thought the car park was busy when we left but a few seconds after taking this shot we realised how wrong we were. There were no spaces in the car park at all, or along most of the road in either direction. We clearly did well to get a walk away from most of the crowds.


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