Froggatt and Curbar Edges - Peak District (approx 7.5 miles)

Map: Sheet OL24 Peak District - White Peak area
Start: Maynard Arms, Grindleford (SK249783) - We were staying there, but the walk could easily be modified to start from Grindleford Station, car parks to the north or south of the Edges, or Calver.
Route: The walk takes you through woodland, up to and along two dramatic gritstone edges, then down to Curbar, and through woodland close to the River Derwent.

From the road follow the path, which opens out onto a road. The path continues across the road, and slightly left. The path emerges on another road. Turn left along the road, then follow the first path on the right, signposted for Haywood Car Park and Froggatt Edge.
The path at first continues climbing, then levels out through the wood. At a junction of paths we took the left fork, which climbed up to emerge in open fields. We had hoped the Grouse Inn would be open for morning coffee - but we were too early (if we had known this, we would probably have carried straight on at the junction of paths, cut a corner, and avoided the next section of road walking).

Turn right and walk along the A625. Follow the road for approx. 700 yards, then take the clear track through a gate on the left.
Continue along this track, firstly along Froggat Edge, where the view is largely obscured by trees at first, then along Curbar Edge. The track eventually emerges on an unclassified road. Turn right to follow this downhill. Leave the road at the second footpath on the right. This leads through fields, then a playing field, and emerges among houses. Turn right and follow the road.
Turn right and follow the road. Don't miss the well at the first cross roads. Go straight on at the cross roads, then turn right at the next road junction. This leads down to the river and the Bridge Inn, where we enjoyed much needed refreshment, sat in the large garden overlooking the river.
We crossed the bridge to Calver, then turned right to pass behind the impressive mill building. The path follows the curve of the mill headrace, and then crosses the A625. After crossing a stream, the path runs very close to the river. On meeting the next road, turn right to cross Froggatt Bridge. Follow the road round to the left, then continue straight ahead along the road marked by public footpath and no through road signs. The road becomes a track through open field, then enters Froggatt Wood. The path continues through the woods, to emerge in open fields, then meets the B6521. Turn right and walk up the road to the starting point.

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