Combs Edge & Black Edge

Combs and Black Edges guided walk

2. Combs Edge & Black Edge

Sunday 16 April 2023


A full day guided walk as part of a small group to explore the moorland and gritstone edges north of Buxton.  From the bustling historic spa town of Buxton,  this walk takes us to the lesser known Combe Edge and lovely surrounding moorland.


Why not make a weekend of and join our Tors and Moors Around the Goyt Valley walk on Saturday 15 April? 


On this walk, from 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 may have the hill largely to ourselves. 


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 walk is about 9 miles/14.5km with approx 400 metres/1312 feet of ascent over ground that is rough and boggy in places.

Please book and pay below. 


Sunday 16 April 2023.


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Meeting Place and Time

We meet at 9:45am ready for a 10:00am start outside Buxton railway station.  Post code SK17 6AQ.  There are several 'Pay & Display car parks in the town of Buxton. 


Joining the Walk by Train? We can meet and return you to Buxton train station if you wish - just let us know when you book. Provided we’ve got enough spaces in our vehicles we don't charge for this as we are keen to promote use of public transport and help reduce traffic in the Peak District National Park. 


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.


Alternative Dates - Private Guiding

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?