A Walk Along Froggatt Edge, Curbar Edge and Baslow Edge
For a walk along some of the finest gritstone edges in the Derbyshire Peak District, with spectacular views in all directions, it’s hard to beat this route across Froggatt Edge, Curbar Edge and Baslow Edge with the wide vistas of the stunning Derwent Valley laid out below.
This 8 mile walk takes you along all three edges and then descends gently on moorland trails and returns to the start point via the pretty villages of Curbar, Calver, Froggatt and Grindleford, on country lanes, field tracks and shady woodland paths alongside the River Derwent.
You may be lucky enough to encounter some of the resident Highland Cows of Baslow Edge on this route, in which case PLEASE give them the distance and respect they deserve and keep your dog well away from them.
In summer listen out for curlew, snipe and grouse on the moors, and you can often see wild red deer here too. Please keep your dogs under close control, ideally on a short lead, during nesting season between 1 March and 31 July to avoid disturbing birds that nest on the ground.
There is parking at the start/end of the walk (fees apply), and there are great opportunities for refreshments at the halfway point in Calver at the excellent Derbyshire Gift Centre or the fabulous pub in Calver village, The Derwentwater Arms. Allow 4-5 hours to complete this walk at a moderate pace, allowing for rest stops to take in those fabulous Peak District views.
Full Directions of the Walk
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