GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Baslow Edge Walk

2 miles (3 km)

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.

Postcode

S32 3YR - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Baslow Edge OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Baslow Edge Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Pubs/Cafes

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.

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby

Photos

Eagle Stone, near Baslow Edge - geograph.org.uk - 236382

Eagle Stone, near Baslow Edge. Eagle Stone is a large weathered block of gritstone standing about 8m high. It was once a test of manhood for young men (girlhood in this case!), living in nearby villages. They had to climb the rock before they could marry. Be warned, it is not as easy as the photograph suggests, as each layer overhangs the next and the young lady in the photograph had some help getting to the point shown!

The start of Baslow Edge - geograph.org.uk - 551074

The start of Baslow Edge From Curbar Gap the land rises to form Baslow Edge which continues in a southerly direction overlooking Curbar and Calver in the Derwent valley.

Rock feature on Baslow Edge - geograph.org.uk - 579100

Rock feature on Baslow Edge This rock has a striking similarity to a woman's face when viewed from the right angle. The village of Curbar can be seen in the background.

Wall and moors below Baslow Edge - geograph.org.uk - 579006

Wall and moors below Baslow Edge Bracken and birch woods cover the lower slopes of Baslow Edge and this somewhat irregular wall separates the open moor from fields of grassland.

Wellington's Monument - geograph.org.uk - 1058881

Wellington's Monument

View from Wellington's Monument - geograph.org.uk - 181988

View from Wellington's Monument. From Wellington's monument there's a fine view South towards Chatsworth House.

Jack Flat below Wellington's Monument - geograph.org.uk - 255748

Jack Flat below Wellington's Monument. The heavily wooded area, known as Jack Flat, is on a steep hillside below Wellington's Monument. Gardom's Edge, popular with climbers, can be seen rising above the opposite side of the valley.

Wellington's Monument - geograph.org.uk - 67948

Wellington's monument can be found on Baslow edge, standing high above the village of Baslow. It is dedicated to the Duke of Wellington and is a celebration of his victory at the battle of Waterloo in 1815. It was erected by a local army man called Dr Wrench, who felt the need to counterbalance the memorial dedicated to Admiral Nelson on nearby Birchen Edge

Video

GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

Baslow Edge.mmo (On Desktop:Right Click>'Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold >Share>Save to Files)