Saturday 26 August 2017 & Saturday 17 March 2018
A full day guided walk as part of a small group of usually no more than six people plus your guide, along two of the stunning Gritstone Edges of the Dark Peak. Throughout the day, your friendly, professional guide will share with you a wealth of knowledge about the local history, geology, and plant life.
From the village of Hathersage, you will walk up to the famous Stanage Edge, a long gritstone edge with stunning views over the surrounding moorlands, hills, and villages. After a stop to enjoy your picnic lunch, you will return on the lesser known, but very incredibly beautiful Bamford Edge, with panoramic views over Ladybower Reservoir and the Derwent Valley. The final part of our walk is on quiet lanes and lower level paths through meadows back to Hathersage. It is possible that we might take a detour to visit Hope Valley Ice cream to sample some of their wonderful farm made ice cream! A scenic walk, so don't forget your camera!
This is a great time of year to see the heather in flower on the moorlands.
The Stanage Edge and Bamford Edge walk is about 12 miles/19km with approx 550 metres of ascent. Paths can be slippery and rough.
The cost is £38 per person. Please book and pay below.
We meet at 9:15am ready for a 9:30am start at the entrance to the public car park off Oddfellows Road in the village of Hathersage. It is opposite the swimming pool and pool cafe. The post code
of the cafe is S32 1DU. See the map to the right for further clarification.
The car park is a 'pay and display' and costs £5.50 per day, but free roadside car parking can often be found nearby.
Accessible by public transport. Hathersage railway station is only a short walk away from the meeting point. See our travel page to plan your journey by public transport.
If you would like to stay locally the night before or after this walk, the villages of Hathersage, Grindleford and Bamford are nearby. 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?