GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Curbar Edge Circular Walk

2 miles (3 km)

This circular walk takes you along the spectacular Curbar Edge in the Peak District. From the elevated position on Curbar Edge there are magnificent views over the Eastern Moors of the Peak District. The area is also covered with interesting rock formations. Look out for red deer on the moors and birdlife such as the Ring Ouzel, in the air.
The walk starts from the Curbar Gap Car Park and soon picks up the footpath to take you along the gritsone escarpment of Curbar Edge. You'll pass unusual rock stacks and some woodland trails with fabulous views towards Big Moor and White Edge. It is a fairly easy walk without too much strenuous climbing.
If you would like to extend your walk then the wonderful, National Trust owned Longshaw Estate is a good option. It is located a couple of miles to the north and consists of miles of walking and cycling paths taking you through ancient woods, parkland and heather moorland. On the way you will pass Froggatt Edge which has some nice birch woodland and more great views.
Curbar Edge is located just a few miles south west of Sheffield. The nearby village of Calver is also well worth a visit with its historic cotton mill and the River Derwent. You could pick up the Derwent Valley Heritage Way here and enjoy a riverside walk.
A couple of miles to the south east you will find Birchen Edge. It's another geologically fascinating area with fine views over the Derwent Valley.
The walk can also be started from the nearby village of Baslow if you prefer.


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

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

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


In Grindleford there's The Sir William Hotel, housed in a fine 18th century stone building. They have a decent bar menu anda beautiful terraced garden over-looking the Derwent river valley. If the weather is fine it's a great place to enjoy a drink and a bite to eat. You can find it in the village on Sir William Hill Road with a postcode of S32 2HS for your sat navs.
There's also the Bridge Inn at Calver Bridge. There's another lovely garden area here with views of the old bridge and the river. You can find it at a postcode of S32 3XA.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

To continue your walking head south and visit the nearby Baslow Edge. Here you'll find the impressive Eagle Stone and a monument to one of Great Britain's historical heroes in the shape of the Wellington Monument.
To the east you can pick up the circular Barbrook Reservoir And Stone Circle Walk. The route visits a scenic 19th century reservoir and an ancient stone circle on Big Moor and Ramsley Moor.


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Along Curbar Edge towards Froggatt on a clear spring day. The edge is a great place for wildlife with birds including heron,barn owl,buzzard andkestrel to look out for. You can also see deer rutting from September to November.

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Curbar Edge view on a winter's day.

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On top of Curbar Edge.The gritstone escarpment commands fine views across the Derwent valley

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The millstone grit and heather are very typical of this area. Baslow Edge at the other side of Curbar Gap can be seen in the distance.

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Path towards a well concealed car park

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Cattle on the rocks.

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The Edge and the Derwent valley in autumn. It is a very popular area for rock climbing and walking.

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Along Curbar Edge.


GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

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