Saturday 5 August 2017
A full day guided walk as part of a small group of usually no more than six people plus your guide to explore the moorland and gritstone edges north of Buxton. Throughout the day, your friendly, professional guide will share with you a wealth of knowledge about the local history, geology, wildlife and plantlife.
From the historic spa town of Buxton, we make our way up the hillside onto Combs Moss - a beautiful expanse of high, heather covered moorland. Turning north, we follow Black Edge on the edge of the moorland, past a trig point and eventually around to Castle Naze which is the site of an Iron Age hill fort.
Our walk then takes us south again along Combs Edge which is one of the distinctive gritstone edges that the Dark Peak is famous for. It is one of the lesser known edges which usually means that we have the hill to ourselves, unlike the popular and busy paths along the gritstone edges in the Hope Valley area.
If it is a clear day, as we walk along Combs Edge we will have stunning views over open countryside to our right and heather covered moorland stretching away into the distance on our left. it is common to see Red Grouse and other moorland birds.
This hilly walk is about 9 miles/14.5km over ground that is rough in places and boggy in places.
The cost is £38 per person. Please book and pay below.
We meet at 9:45am ready for a 10:00am start outside Buxton railway station. Post code SK17 6AQ. The Google map to the right that you can zoom in and out of provides clarification. There are several 'Pay & Display car parks in the town of Buxton.
Accessible by public transport.
If you would like to stay locally the night before or after this walk, the town of Buxton is ideal. See our accommodation page for further information.
For greater flexibility, why not do this as a private guided walk on a day of your choice, either on your own or with a group of friends or family?