Baslow Edge, Curbar Edge & Froggatt Edge - Wednesday 22 April 2015
Chatsworth - Baslow - Baslow Edge - Curbar Edge - Froggatt Edge - Grindleford - Derwent Valley Heritage Way - Baslow - Chatsworth
We started from Chatsworth CC Site but this walk is easily begun from Baslow where there is plenty of parking
Good paths with some small sections of road walking. Care should be taken on Baslow, Curbar & Froggatt Edges due to steep drops.
Mild and sunny with light breezes
OL24 - The Peak District (White Peak Area)
This is another of the Peak District classic walks and takes in the 3 gritstone edges of Baslow, Curbar & Froggatt. The edges provide an exhilarating escarpment walk with glorious views and many gritstone rock formations to be seen along the way. The walk also takes in the villages of Baslow and Grindleford and bisects Calver & Curbar where a pub and tea shop can be found. all in all a glorious walk giving a taste of what the Peak District has to offer - fine ridge walking with views a plenty.
The Paxton Memorial Plate near Chatsworth
Heading through the Chatsworth Estate to Baslow
The Cannon Kissing Gate - built in 1999 to provide wheelchair access to the Chatsworth Estate
You ain't got time to loaf Fudgie - there's miles to be walked - come on!
Calver Peak in the distance
The Wellington Monument on Baslow Edge
The Eagle Stone on Baslow Edge
Looking south down Baslow Edge
From Baslow Edge the route over to Curbar Edge is to the right and moves left to gain the edge
"What's he doing now"
Fudge on Curbar Edge
..... and with his Dad. It was super up here.
Some of the rock formations were amazing
Heading for Froggatt Edge
Reaching Grindleford and this lovely old sign pointed the way back to Baslow
Entering Froggatt Wood
You coming in or what?
A lovely part of the path leading to Baslow
The path to Baslow is along the Derwent Valley Heritage Way - a 55 mile route from Ladybower to Shardlow
The edges from near Curbar
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