Stanage Edge - Peak District Walk

Monday 7th September 2015

Tomorrow I will be having my second cataract operation so I was determined to get out for a walk today. We set out after dinner and enjoyed a sunny late afternoon walk along a very quiet Stanage Edge.

Start: Dennis Knoll car park (SK 2272 8433)

Route: Dennis Knoll car park - Long Causeway - Stanage Edge - High Neb (TP) - Stanage End - Sheffield Country Walk FP - Dennis Knoll car park

Distance: 5.5 miles     Ascent: 228 metres      Time Taken: 2 hours 25 mins

Terrain: Clear tracks

Weather: Sunny and warm

Pub Visited: Yorkshire Bridge Inn    Ale Drunk: Thornbridge, Lord Marples

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Stanage Edge

The first view of Stanage Edge from our parking spot.

Long Causeway

This is relatively easy walk that starts by heading along the Long Causeway.

Callow Bank

As the path climbs the view opens up across Callow Bank to Higger Tor.

Stanage Edge

Stanage Edge from the track.

Long Causeway

The Long Causeway is much smoother since it was 'improved' in the name of health and safety, no more boulders to avoid.

High Neb

We didn't follow the track quite as far as the summit, instead we turned back on ourselves
to follow the track along the top of Stanage Edge.

Stanage Edge

Once the stile is crossed the narrow path becomes a wide and clear track along the top of Stanage Edge.

Stanage Edge

Looking back across the moors from High Neb.

High Neb

As we head along the track the view across the moor extends beyond Win Hill.

High Neb's trig

High Neb's trig point.

Stanage End

As we approach Stanage End the boundary stone confirms our turning point.
WW stands for William Wilson, who owned Hallam Moor.

Stanage End

The WM on the other side represents William Moore, who owned Moscar Moor.

Ladybower Reservoir

Ladybower Reservoir is briefly in view.

Derwent Edge

The view along Derwent Edge extends as far as the trig on Back Tor.

Crow Chin

We pass below Crow Chin, which has a climber following one of its routes.

Much of the path back was through ferns, which in this heat meant the midges were out.


As we approach the end of the walk Hathersage is visible in the valley below.


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