This airy edge deserves attention
Visiting the Peak District can feel like stepping into a steaming bath at the end of a long day, or being lobbed naked into a freezing one – depending on how lucky you are with the weather. On a clear day, under the welcome glow of spring sunshine, it’s marvellous, not least because of its sharp gritstone edges.
Curbar Edge runs on from Baslow Edge and into Froggatt Edge, a rocky escarpment that the path traces almost to its lip. To one side of you is open moorland, heather and the occasional alarmed grouse. To the other a sheer rocky precipice, woodland and near endless view. Turn up early in the morning and the valley below will likely be blanketed in cloud, a half inversion caused by vapour settling overnight. But any time of day is well spent exploring these edges high above the Peaks. A soothing balm to office-strained souls everywhere.
Curbar Edge catching the last of the day’s sun with Baslow Edge just beyond.