If you're planning a last-minute walk with fantastic views but without a strenuous hike up to a summit, try this accessible circular walk on the Edges.
Within the Peak District National Park, this route is a stone's throw from the village of Froggatt. It's just a half-hour journey from Sheffield, for those looking for some fresh air or some well deserved headspace.
This route will take you across three of the Dark Peaks gritstone edges - White Edge, Froggatt Edge and Curbar Edge. There's also a pub halfway, perfect for a pitstop or to build up your strength for the rest of the walk.
These three edges are situated on the Eastern Moors. From the first leg of the journey across White Edge, you'll be treated to vast panoramic views of the moorland that make the Peak District so great.
Distance: 10km Walk
Route Type: Round Walk
Pub during route: Yes
Time: 2.5 to 3 Hours
Parking: Curbar Gap Car park and Lay-bys nearby
The fields can get boggy in winter and after heavy rainfall - Wear appropriate footwear and take a plastic bag to avoid muddy boots in your clean car. Wrap up warm it can get a bit chilly on the moors.
Summer walkers, wear sunscreen, there is not much shade on this route and of course, a bottle of water is always handy when it's warm.
This is a straightforward guide to locate your walking route. If you want something that goes into a bit more detail, we suggest using the ordnance survey map OL24
Don't be confused! This is the map of the 'White Peak', but this walk is included on it even though is it, in fact, in the Dark Peak.
If you are planning a weekend walk, lookout for a vintage 1981 Citroen H van called Louis situated in the National Trust Curbar Gap Car park. Serving freshly ground coffee and homemade cakes and treats, call in for pre-walk coffee or a post-walk delicious cake. Louis is generally parked in the car park most weekends when the weather is playing fair. Keep an eye on Jolly's Facebook page for up to date opening times.
If you're looking for a hiking trip in the Peak District, stay for the weekend with us in Curbar village. Our lovely home Edge Cottage is perfect for walkers wanting to explore this part of the Peak District, and it's just mere moments from the starting point of this route
Published on March 17, 2022 in activities