Flask Edge - Peak District Walk

Tuesday 7th May 2013

The first walk of the year where my cap and suntan lotion were needed. A route that is predominantly all new to me. For some time I had been playing with my map trying to find a route that would take in Totley Moor and Flask Edge, it wasn't until I thought about combining it with a walk through part of Longshaw Estate that I finally came up with a route I was happy with.

Start: Lay-by on theA625 just below the Grouse Inn (SK 2567 7763)

Route: A625 Lay-by - Hay Wood - Nether Padley - Longshaw Estate - Longshaw Lodge - Totley Moor - Flask Edge (TP) - Barbrook Bridge - Hurkling Stone - A625 Lay-by

Distance: 7.25 miles     Ascent: 291 metres      Time Taken: 4 hours 15 mins

Terrain: Clear tracks through woodland and across moorland.

Weather: Hot and sunny.

Pub Visited: None    Ale Drunk: None

Route Map >>


Hay Wood

Heading through Hay Wood at the start of the walk.

Yanncliff Wood

I had an unexpected scramble as I walked next to this unnamed brook in Yanncliff Wood.

Eyam Moor

I was surprised to find how good the views were considering I was walking through a wood. Here looking across to Eyam Moor.

Smelting Hill

A short distance on and Smelting Hill and Win Hill come into view.

It might be May but the trees are still rather devoid of leaves.

Longshaw Estate

Leaving the wood and heading across Longshaw Estate.

Over Owler Tor

Yet again plenty of views, this time across to Over Owler Tor.

Over Owler Tor

Zooming in on Mother Cap and Over Owler Tor.

Longshaw Pond

I soon reached this delightful pond. According to the guide to Longshaw Estate it is called Longshaw Pond, but it's unnamed on the OS map.

Higger Tor

More views, this time across to Carl Wark and Higger Tor.

Nell Croft Field

Leaving Longshaw behind the terrain turned to moorland. The path across Nell Croft passes between these two old gate posts.

Totley Moor

As I head across Totley Moor the view behind me still includes Higger Tor.

Flask Edge

Ahead of me is my lunchtime target, Flask Edge.

Totley Moss

Sunshine on Totley Moss.

Flask Edge trig point

Lunch was taken at the trig point on Flask Edge. Here it is just about possible to pick out Sheffield.

Totley Moor

I made sure I wasn't looking towards Sheffield and instead sat enjoying the view across Totley Moss towards Kinder's plateau.

Hurkling Stone

The Hurkling Stone is one of those places I often walk close to but rarely visit, so today I made a point of heading for it.


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