Curbar Edge, Froggatt Edge, White Edge Circular Walk

Whilst I’ve been off I’ve been looking a walks. I like walking, but I’m a fair weather walker. But not too fair, because I don’t like being hot. I was disappointed that I got a tan in Norway, and it still hasn’t really gone!

The other week I went with my mum to the Peak District, and we did a walk from Surprise View car park, to Higger Tor, to Padley Gorge. It took us almost 3 hours, and it was quite a nice walk. A bit hilly in places, but my legs and knees were fine. We found the route on www.walkingenglishman.com and used his GPX file. It was the first time following a route and we didn’t do too bad, although we did end up a bit off track in Padley.

I’ve been looking at doing another walk with kB this bank holiday, and we decided on Curbar Edge and Froggatt Edge. We couldn’t find a GPX file for a circular route, so I made one. You can download it here.

I decided to not take my camera and just use my phone. Lugging around 12kg in a backpack isn’t the most fun, and often I take my camera and don’t use it.

We started at Curbar Gap car park. It’s £1.50 for two hours, £2.60 for 4 hours and £4 all day. It was a bank holiday Monday, and the weather was good; but we got there at 10am and it was pretty much full. We nabbed one of the last parking spots, paid for 4 hours (just in case) and set off.

View at the start of the walk, at Curbar Gap

The route is really easy (probably why there wasn’t a GPX file for it) as the path is pretty obvious and wide. The only time we got a bit lost was at the end of the Curbar Edge/Froggatt Edge walk, and connecting to the White Edge part of the walk. Another couple who were doing the same walk also got a bit lost as well though. To  be honest I knew where we were heading, and I think had we just walked towards White Edge we would have been OK.
We tried to have a drink in the Grouce Inn before we walked up to White Edge, but it was too early – it didn’t open until 12.
Once we were back on the route to White Edge it was straight forward again. Wide, easy to walk path, with sign posts too.

View from a short way into the walk.

At the end of the route, back in Curbar Gap car park a ice cream truck had appeared. Then we went to the pub.
Total length of talk 19.36km (Including back tracking and being off route). It took us 2 hours and 25 minutes to walk the whole thing.

I spotted some deers at White Edge, but they were miles away. Besides it’s a bit early for deer season, and I didn’t have my camera.

We also spotted this little guy on our walk! ^_^

Curbar Edge

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It is still really really hot. This morning I went for a walk with my mum at Curbar Edge. There was a nice breeze when we were at the top, and it wasn’t too bad when the sun was behind the clouds – but then we went down the hill and there was no breeze and the sun came out and jeeeeez warm!

Waiting

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This weekend has been lovely, sunny and warm. Yesterday I didn’t really do much; but today we went out to the Curbar Edge. I like it there because it is easy to park and flat (which is good for my joints) with stunning views. Today we paid and parked in the proper car park and read the sign which is in there. Turns out there are adders here, so I spent the entire time we were there pointing out (fictional) adders, and telling my boyfriend to ssh so we could listen out for them. We managed to spot an adder sacrificial rock (where adders sacrifice humans), the adder meeting place, and the adder home but we did not spot any actual adders. We heard them though…. They sound suspiciously like crickets – sneaky buggers.

I would like to point out that we saw or heard nothing to do with adders but just made it all up. Just to clarify in case anyone wants to point out that crickets and adders sound nothing alike.

The millstone

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What a lovely day it has been today. 24 degrees with a nice warm breeze. kB decided he wanted to go out so we went in the car and headed off in the direction of Hope Valley and ended up here at Curbar Edge. Very pretty indeed.

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