Baslow Edge - Peak District Walk

Sunday 26th March 2017

Taking advantage of the fact the clocks had gone forward we delayed our walk today. Looking at the Mother's Day crowds heading out of the Peak District when we drove there it was a good decision.

Start: Curbar Gap car park (SK 2623 7470)

Route: Curbar Gap car park - Calver - Derwent Valley Way - Baslow - Baslow Edge - Curbar Gap car park

Distance: 4.5 miles     Ascent: 251 metres      Time Taken: 2 hours 40 mins

Terrain: Clear paths but a lot of it is on minor roads.

Weather: Sunny but with a cold edge to the wind.

Pub Visited: Bridge Inn, Calver    Ale Drunk: Ruddles Best

Route Map >>


Curbar Edge

Looking across to Curbar Edge as we head down to Calver.

The footpath takes us below Baslow Edge.

Curbar Edge

You can tell by the number of cars parked on the road that it has been a nice day.

Derwent Valley Way

No lambs yet in this part of the Peak District.

River Derwent

Not suprisingly the Derwent Valley Way follows the river Derwent.

Curbar Edge

Curbar Edge in the distance as we head along the lane into Baslow.

Baslow Edge

To the right of Curbar Edge is Baslow Edge.

River Derwent

Looking back towards the weir as we cross the bridge in Baslow.

St Anne's Church Baslow

The churchyard in Baslow was full of daffodils.

Bar Road

Baslow Edge comes into view as we head along Bar Road.

Gardom Edge

Gardom Edge remains on my to-do list.

Normally you can't stop them looking at you but now I want a photo for my coursework folder they decided tea was more important.

Gibbet Moor

Looking across to Gibbet Moor from the bench where we sat having tea.

Derwent Valley

The Derwent Valley from the same bench.

White Edge

The Eagle Stone with White Edge in the distance.

Eaglestone Flat

The light is starting to fade as we head across Eaglestone Flat.

Baslow Edge

In the distance a photographer was waiting with his tripod in the hope of a decent sunset, he was to be disappointed.

Curbar Edge

Curbar Edge from Baslow Edge.


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