GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Castle Naze

1 miles (1 km)

This walk visits an elevated fort near Chapel en le Frith in the White Peak area of the Peak District.
You can start the walk from the parking area on Cowlow Lane. From here you can pick up footpaths heading south to the Promontory fort on Combs Edge. There's great views here down to Combs Reservoir and across to the Peak District Fells. There's also some wonderful rock formations and steep cliffs which are popular with rock climbers.
The walk could also be started from Chapel en le Frith rail station which lies just to the north of the parking area. Footpaths can be followed south from here to the site.

Postcode

SK23 9UB - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Castle Naze OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Castle Naze Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

Just to the south west there's some nice trails around Lamaload Reservoir, Errwood Reservoir and Fernilee Reservoir. Near here there's also the climb to Shining Tor and Cats Tor where there are more fantastic views to enjoy.
For more walking ideas in the area see the White Peak Walks and Peak District Walks page.

Photos

Castle Naze - geograph.org.uk - 25470

Castle Naze

Combs Edge and Combs Reservoir - geograph.org.uk - 2050190

Combs Edge and Combs Reservoir

Castle Naze - geograph.org.uk - 44800

Castle Naze. Part of the earthworks of Castle Naze promontory fort (from the eastern corner looking west).

Castle Naze - geograph.org.uk - 153704

The defensive attributes of this Iron Age promontory fort are obvious from this angle (viewed from Cowlow Lane).

Castle Naze earthworks 2

Castle Naze earthworks

Chapel-en-le-Frith - geograph.org.uk - 153701

Chapel-en-le-Frith. Viewed from Cowlow Lane

Combs Edge - geograph.org.uk - 2043008

Combs Edge

Combs Edge - geograph.org.uk - 1162056

Combs Edge in the snow

Video

GPS Files

GPX File

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