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“Stunning views”
Review of Curbar Edge

Curbar Edge
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
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“Stunning views”
Reviewed 22 August 2014

We parked in Baslow car park and walked through the village. To get onto Baslow/Curber Edge there is a long steepish walk. However there are resting places on rocks on the way up. It is well worth the climb as the views are stunning. There was a lot of heather in bloom adding to the beauty of the location. We passed some friendly cattle who just gave us a cursory glance. When you reach Curber Edge there are some places with sheer drops so you need to be vigilant with young children and dogs. Also look out for sheep. The whole place is stunningly beautiful. Lots of large rocks, heather and a big, big, sky as there is little on the horizon. The views down into the valley are wonderful. Well worth a visit

Visited August 2014
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English first
Norwich, England, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
33 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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“great climbing”
Reviewed 8 June 2014

Enjoyed the climbing at curbur edge. Midges a nuisance though. Not helped by the rain the previous couple of days. Good range of climbs and fantastic views

Visited May 2014
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
180 reviews
119 attraction reviews
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“Enjoyable 3 Edges Circuit walk”
Reviewed 15 November 2013

This is a very enjoyable 6 mile walk (most guide books say 5) which starts from the NT car park at Curbar Edge (£2.60 for 3 hours but free for members of NT and RSPB). There are no facilities at the small car park which can fill up quickly - roadside pull-ins are available nearby but I suspect that at weekends and in summer they to will be taken quickly too. The walk begins on the opposite side of the road and heads south along Baslow Edge with some stunning views down in to the valley below. You pass the Eagle Stone and the Wellington Monument before crossing a road to Birchen Edge - the approach across moorland was quite boggy in places and sturdy boots are needed. You pass Nelson's Monument before descending to the Robin Hood Inn (a convenient refreshment stop). You climb again and then descend below Gardom's Edge (again boggy in places) before rising back to the top of Baslow Edge to return to the car park. There are a number of interesting features and the views are very good so there are plenty of photo opportunities. Post-walk refreshments are available nearby at the Bridge Inn in Curbar and the Eating House in Calver.

Visited November 2013
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Loughborough, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
658 reviews
211 attraction reviews
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“Fabulous Walks And Views”
Reviewed 26 August 2013

Great walks on Baslow, Curbar Edge can be had by taking the road through Curbar and parking in the car park at the top of the hill. Worth highlighting no toilet facilities so stop in Baslow if you need. From the car park you can either go to Baslow Edge and look for Eagle Stone and the Wellington Monument or head the other way along Curbar Edge. Its up to you how far you go but look out for the told quarry's and millstones that date back for centuries. There's normally a refereshments van or ice cream van but the best thing to do is take a picnic, stop along the way and take in the most amazing views.

Visited August 2013
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Sheffield, Yorkshire, England
Level 6 Contributor
248 reviews
33 attraction reviews
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“Nowhere Near Tissington”
Reviewed 24 May 2013

I am delighted to be Curbar Edge's first reviewer for Trip Advisor.

Curbar Edge is one of northern Derbyshire's famous millstone grit edges. On bright, sunny days the walking along the edge is fantastic at any time of year with wonderful views to the west. It's east of the A623 between Froggatt and Baslow. In fact Curbar Edge merges in line with Froggatt Edge to the north and Baslow Edge to the south. It is a long way from Tissington - surprising mislocation by Trip Advisor.

At Curbar Edge, there is evidence of quarrying back in ancient times and through to the early twentieth century. Up on the plateau area east of Curbar Edge there is evidence of ancient settlements and human activity going back to the Bronze Age. I have walked here many times, enjoying the fresh air, the freedom and the panoramic views. Once you get up on the edge, the walking isn't at all strenuous. Just get a map and go. It's a place where you feel good to be alive.

Visited May 2013
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC

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