Stanage Edge Route 1
Peak District delights aplenty
Bamford Edge and Bamford Moor rise to an airy 426m and occupy a prominent position overlooking Ladybower Reservoir and Winhill Pike in the Dark Peak’s Hope Valley. The edge makes a little known skyline walk in a high position north of the village of Bamford. Views from the path traversing the overhanging gritstone rock found here are stunning and the walking is rough and exhilarating. The good news for walkers is that access land and concessionary paths make a walk along (and over) this stunning moor very straightforward. The downside is that dogs are not allowed here, so if you normally take yours along you’ll have to leave him at home this time.
To make a great circuit and superb Peakland day out, combine Bamford Edge with an airy clifftop walk along Stanage Edge and a visit to the top of High Neb (458m), with great views all the way.
Bamford Edge and Stanage Edge together will give you a wilderness outing over high and rough ground that you’ll enjoy best if you save it for a day of settled weather and clear skies. There are also some options for light scrambling if the mood takes you.
Bamford Edge and its characteristically weathered rock.