Hathersage - Bamford Moor - Stanage Edge - Hathersage

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This great walk starts off in the busy Peak District village of Hathersage. There are many outdoor shops and several food shops too, so if you need anything before the walk then you should be able to pick up most things.

The walk starts by crossing a couple of fields to join a minor road heading north out of the village. Bamford Moor is the first goal of the walk, so after heading through some open grazing land the route starts its bulk of ascent up onto the moor. The moor has many ancient cairns and even a nearby stone circle (unfortunately the walk doesn't pass close enough to the circle to see it). The route crosses the moor to the north-east to make its way to Stanage Edge, which is the main highlight and goal of the walk.

Once at the Edge the walk follows the footpath just below it for about a mile before taking a track to the very top of the Edge. The route then heads along the top for the remainder of the Edge and descends back to Hathersage. The views along the top of the Edge are utterly superb and it is one of the most amazing places to visit.

On the way down to Hathersage the route passes two more historical features. The first is Camp Green, a Pre-Norman Danish encampment which exists as a rather large earthwork. The second is in the churchyard and is the base of a Saxon cross just next to the path.

England - Central England - Derbyshire - Peak District

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Ancient Monument, Cafe, Church, Food Shop, Gift Shop, Great Views, Hills or Fells, Moor, Pub, Public Transport, Restaurant, Toilets, Wildlife
09/08/2019 - Ray Gibson

As the description says a superb walk particularly on a clear day. Do take note that way point 14 is very true and we did resort to compass and GPS. There are a myriad of sheep tracks which can either help or hinder. Would be much trickier in low cloud but that wasn't a problem for us on the day. Not walked this area for some years and now realise what we've been missing. Thanks for a good introduction to Walking World

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