Baslow Edge Walk
A circular walk up to Baslow Edge in the Peak District National Park. The route runs for about 2 miles with a moderate climb on the way. From the elevated position of the Edge there are fine views over the countryside to Chatsworth Park. You'll also pass some interesting gritstone rock formations and a monument to a famous figure from British history.
You can start the walk from the public car park just to the east of Curbar and just north of Baslow Edge. From here you can pick up trails heading south up to the Edge. Here you'll pass the noteworthy Eagle Stone which people like to climb up for better views and a wee challenge. Also near here is Wellington's Monument. The stone cross is dedicated to the Duke of Wellington and a celebration of his victory at the battle of Waterloo. After rounding the stone and monument the route follows alternative trails back to the car park.
PostcodeS32 3YR - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations
Baslow Edge Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
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Baslow Edge OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking
Baslow Edge Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking
In Baslow you could head to The Prince of Wales for some refreshments after your exercise. The friendly pub does very good food and includes a roaring fire for winter days. In warmer weather you can relax on the Terrace garden and enjoy fine views of the surrounding hills. You can find the pub on Church Lane at a postcode of DE45 1RY for your sat navs. The inn is also dog friendly if you have your pet with you.
Further Information and Other Local Ideas
Just to the north of Baslow Edge you will find another great spot at Curbar Edge. It's only about half a mile north west of the car park so is a great way to extend the walk.
Birchen Edge lies just over a mile to the south east and is another good option. Here you will find Nelson's Monument so it's possible to visit two sites dedicated to historical war heroes in this area.
For a longer walk around the village try our Baslow Walk which visits Curbar Edge, Froggatt Edge and the River Derwent.