Baslow Edge via White Edge, Froggatt Edge + Curbar Edge | 8-Mile Route

Blue sky and rocky terrain

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A lovely 8-mile route exploring four of the Peak District edges from Curbar. There’s some ascent in this walk, but considering the views you have walking along edges it’s well worth it.

As well as the four edges to enjoy, there’s also a trig point on White Edge and even a chance to spot some beautiful Highland Cows so plenty to see on the walk.

From Curbar Gap car park, you first head along Baslow Edge, walking past Wellington’s monument before heading past the spot where the Highland Cows roam. From here, you head up to White Edge and the trig point, then continue along the edge on this quieter part of the walk.

Next the route heads down to The Grouse Inn, a perfect halfway point to stop for refreshments, or simply continue the walk along Froggatt Edge and Curbar Edge back to the start.

Some of our walks require good navigation skills but with the help of the edges this route makes things much easier and less chance of going the wrong way (no guarantee though!) 

Here you will find details on how to get to the start of the walk at Curbar, parking options, route information, map, GPX file, plus a detailed step by step guide of the walk.

Ask me any questions about the route in the comments below.

Baslow Edge via White Edge to Curbar Edge walk

Highland Cow near Baslow Edge

Walk information

Walk type: Medium circular walk

Distance: 8.1 miles/13 km

Walk time: 3.5-4.5 hours

Total ascent: 427 m/1,401 ft

Highest point: 371 m/1,217 ft

Walk highlights: Baslow Edge, Highland Cows, deer rutting (in autumn), Froggatt Edge + Curbar Edge

Trig points: 1 – White Edge

Stiles: 0

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Four Edges walk map

Four Edges walk from Curbar
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Walk start point

Start grid reference: SK 26362 74654

Car parking address: Curbar Gap Car Park, Clodhall Lane, Hope Valley, S32 2YR or S32 3YR

Curbar Gap is a National Trust car park, free for members, if not see costs below. Alternatively further down the road, there are a couple of laybys or on busy weekends there are places you can park along the road. However, there are now double yellow lines in places so please check before you park.

Parking Cost*

  • Up to 1 hour – £1.50
  • Up to 4 hours – £2.60
  • Over 4 hours – £4.00

(*Cash and card payments accepted. Prices correct at time of writing)

Public transport

There are no public transport options to get to the start of this route.

The Grouse Inn at Froggatt

Facilities on the walk

At the start of the walk, there are no public toilets or facilities. The nearest public toilets are in Baslow, a short drive away.

During weekends there’s a hot drinks van at weekends called Jolly’s – they have cakes too! For after your walk there are a few local pubs not too far away in different directions, there’s The Bridge Inn at Calver, the Grouse Inn at Froggatt or the Robin Hood at Baslow.

Other useful information

Highland Cow Curbar Edge Peak District
Highland Cow near Baslow Edge

The Curbar Gap car park and walk are popular during peak times so please note that it’s best to arrive early to guarantee a space.

There’s a good chance you’ll spot a small herd of Highland Cattle on the route around from Baslow Edge. The guidance is to keep dogs in a lead here as the cattle is roaming free.

Please keep the Peak District beautiful and take all your rubbish home to dispose of. Picnics are welcome but please, no disposal BBQs due to the high fire risk. Thank you.

 

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Ordnance Survey walk map

The map required for this walk is the Ordnance Survey OL24 – Peak District (White Peak Area). Check prices here with Ordnance Survey or Amazon. If you’re hiking in all weathers the Active OS maps are pretty good to have.

And don’t forget your compass, I recommend the Silva Expedition compass or the Silva Classic (cheaper option).

For online maps, you can get via OS Online App or Viewranger App. Check prices here for the one month or yearly option with OS Online App.

 

Baslow Edge via White Edge, Curbar Edge walk route

Stage 1 – Curbar Gap via Baslow Edge to Clodhall Lane

Distance: 1.8 miles/2.9 km

Grid reference SK 26243 74678

From Curbar Gap car park, turn right walk down the road until you reach a footpath on the left. Walk up, go through the gate then take the first footpath shortly after, bearing right towards Baslow Edge.

As you reach the edge you, to the right, you have beautiful views of Curbar Edge. Continue walking on the footpath as it bears left to the start of the rocky outcrop of Baslow Edge.

Bell Heather and views of Curbar Edge
Baslow Edge

The path follows the edge then after about 1 km, it bears round to the left, bringing you out on a footpath. Keep walking towards a Wellington’s Monument (photo below), a stone cross about 100 m down the path, erected to celebrate the Duke of Wellington’s victory at the battle of Waterloo.

 

Wellington's Monument - stone cross
Wellington’s Monument

From here, follow the path, past a small wooded area on the right, alongside a stone wall and on to an open area of land, where you might see the Highland Cattle.

At the end of the wall, you’ll reach a wooden gate next to a large stone boulder, at the road (Clodhill Lane).

Big boulder, gate and stone wall
Path and gate leading to the road

Stage 2 – Clodhall Lane to White Edge Trig

Distance: 1.4 mile/2.3 km

Grid reference SK 26223 73630

Go through the gate, straight across the road and through the gate on the other side. Follow the narrow footpath, heading left across the land. As the path splits further up, keep on the right-hand fork, heading slightly uphill. (This part of the route can be muddy in places).

Grassy path
Keep on the right-hand path

Continue walking until you reach a fingerpost sign for White Edge, pointing straight ahead. Walk up the footpath, after 700 m it splits, which is where the route detours past the White Edge trig point.

Stop for the classic trig point photo!

Trig point with green grass and rocks
Trig point on White Edge

Stage 3 – White Edge Trig to Grouse Inn

Distance: 2.1 miles/3.3 km

Grid reference SK 26368 75839

From the White Edge trig point continue walking along the edge, it’s a narrow path but it follows the edge so it’s easy to follow. Continue all the way until you reach a gap in the wall, where you’ll see a fingerpost sign for Grouse Inn. Turn left here and walk down next to the wall towards the trees.

Hiking boots and scenic views
Listening to deer rutting from White Edge

The path heads downhill and is rocky in places, so take your time. You’ll reach another fingerpost sign, turn left again, go through a gate and then across a field to another gate which leads to the road.

Turn left, cross the road and go past the pub (or you could pop in for a drink).

Stage 4 – Grouse Inn via Froggatt Edge to Curbar Gap

Distance: 2.7 miles/4.4 km

Grid reference SK 25808 77887

Immediately after the car park on the right there’s a gate leading across the field with a national trust sign for Longshaw Estate. Walk across the field, through two more small gates at the end, then turn left and walk through the wooded area.

Follow the path as it heads downhill, over a small stream and back up the other side. Go through the gate, onto the road. Cross over and turn right taking the footpath on the other side to another gate that leads up away from the road.

Path with trees and blue skies
Path leading to Froggatt Edge

Walk along the path, until you reach another gate then shortly after you’re at the start of Froggatt Edge. There are a couple of paths, one near the edge of the main track, pick whichever but keep walking with the edge on your right.

Froggatt Edge ends then shortly after Curbar Edge begins. Again you can pick either path as you make your way along the top.

Signpost back to Curbar Gap
Signpost back to Curbar Gap

Eventually, you start to head down from the edge to a gate. Go through the gate and at the signpost follow the sign for White Edge (photo above) next to the wall. This is a short cut back to the car park, without going on the road.

Ask me questions about the Four Edges walk in the comments below.

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