Baslow Edge, Peak District (approx 4 miles)

Map: Sheet OL24 Peak District - White Peak area
Start: Car Park above Curbar village (SK261765)
Route: This short circular walk takes you along Baslow Edge, with its dramatic rock outcrops and spectacular views. Drop down into Baslow for a refreshment stop, then the return route follows a path below the edge.
More info: from Wikidedia
Refreshments: Tea room and pubs in Baslow, Bridge End

walk profile
Baslow Edge, Peak District From the car park, walk to the highest point of the road and cross to follow bridlepath into access land. Follow sign (right) to viewpoint, with magnificent views over the Derwent Valley. Then follow top of the ridge (carefully, there are steep drops from the rocky outcrops along the edge.
Eagle Stone, Baslow Edge, Peak District Continue along the edge until level with the Eagle Stone on the right. Gradually head left, until you re-join the bridlepath.
Wellington Monument, Baslow Edge, Peak District At junction of paths, it is worth taking a diversion and heading to the Wellington Memorial. After admiring the view from the memorial, retrace steps to junction of tracks then bear left, heading downhill.
footpath from Bar Road, below Baslow Edge, Peak District At the junction of the track with footpath on right (pictured left) there is a choice: either take the path back to return directly to the car park, or continue into Baslow.
We continued into the village, where there is another choice to be made when you meet with the road: turn left for Nether End, or right for Bridge End. We walked to Bridge End, the original settlement, but refreshments are available whichever road you take.
After visiting the tea rooms, we retraced our footsteps up Bar Road to the footpath (now on our left). Follow the path through a number of hillside fields until you re-enter the access land below Baslow Edge.
highland cattle, below Baslow Edge, Peak District The path became rather muddy where it crossed the access land, especially after passing through gap in dry stone wall. We also encountered a herd of a herd of highland cattle on this stretch of the walk.
Where path path divides, take the right hand fork, which leads steeply up to join the road. Turn right to follow the road back to the car park.

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