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    Southern Gritstone Edges Walk

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    20.1 km
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    672 m
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    The Southern Gritstone Edges Walk is a fantastic adventure in the Peak District that offers amazing views that stretch out across the Derbyshire countryside. The route takes you along several gritstone edges that not only offer scenic views, but are also a great spot for rock climbing. Although the route is a bit on the long side, the terrain is easy to traverse and navigate, making this route suitable for walkers of most skill levels.

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    Route Description for Southern Gritstone Edges Walk

    While the Southern Gritstone Edges Walk is a bit on the long side, it is packed full of such amazing Peak District views and features easy terrain that will make you forget about the 20.1 km overall distance. Setting out from the trailhead in the village of Baslow, head northeast across the open farmland to climb uphill towards Baslow Edge. Follow the escarpment north, where it will first transition into the Curbar Edge and then the Froggatt Edge, all the while providing some spectacular views overlooking the Derwent Valley and the surrounding Peak District landscape. From here, the trail will head east on a brief uphill climb before turning south to follow along the rugged expanse of White Edge. After experiencing some more stunning views, you will descend the hillside towards Gardom’s Edge, continuing south east to eventually cut across the estate grounds of Chatsworth House on the way back to the village of Baslow where you began.

    Other amazing walks in Peak District National Park

    Check out our guides to Kinder Scout, Mam Tor, Stanage Edge, Dovedale, and Padley Gorge. Or see all of our Peak District walks on 10Adventures.

    Getting to the Southern Gritstone Edges Walk Trailhead

    To reach the trailhead for the Southern Gritstone Edges Walk from Calver, drive east along Kingsgate/A623 for 3.2 km and take the first exit at the roundabout onto School Lane. After 0.2mi, turn right onto Eaton Hill and follow it for 89 m to arrive at the starting point of the walk. Parking can be found in the village.

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      Eric Byne Campsite

    • Pets allowed

      Yes - On Leash

    • Family friendly

      Older Children only

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