Stanage Edge Route 1

Peak Dis­trict de­lights aplenty

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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.

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