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Three Edges | Curbar Edge, White Edge and Froggatt Edge Walk (10km)

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 EdgeFroggatt 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. 

Quick Facts

Difficulty: Easy

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

Equipment Needed

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.

Simple Walk Map

The Route

  1. Start your walk from the Curbar Gap car park to the path to the right at the car park entrance signposted White Edge.
  2. There is a 'fork in the road', one path that veers to the left and one that turns slightly to the right. Choose right! You'll then walk over White Edge and take in its panoramic views.
  3. You'll arrive at a drystone wall where you'll take a left and follow the wall down where you'll find a woodland area. You'll pass through the gate into a field where you should see the A625
  4. Turn left, and you've arrived by the Grouse Inn! Stop by for lunch or continue on the road taking care of cars. After the bend in the road, to the left, there's a gate signposted for Froggatt Edge
  5. Continue on this track through the woodland path, Froggatt Wood, to Froggatt Edge
  6. Walk on to ascend to Curbar Edge with beautiful views framed by the Gritstone. A great place to see the sun go down and watch the River Derwent flowing in the Derwent Valley
  7. The gate will lead you back into the Car Park to finish your round walk

    Curbar Edge Circular Walk Map

    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.

    Jolly's Coffee and Cake 

    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.

    A Walking Weekend

    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