Stanage Edge - Redmires - Hallam Moors

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Set off west on the bridleway to Moscar Cross Farm, turning left at the wall ahead through a gate down to the A57 and passing Moscar Lodge on the right with its impressive etched window. Cross the road diagonally right to join the path to Stanage Edge, a popular playground for climbers; no doubt their shouts and their gear rattling will be heard. The Edge offers unrestricted views across Moscar Moor to Win Hill. Watch out for the carved depressions in some rocks, which are numbered and will help younger walkers to keep going by looking for them. They were reputedly carved by a gamekeeper in the early 20th Century who was paid one old penny per depression. There are conflicting stories of what they were used for. One was for gun dogs or the gouse to drink from, as the water on the moors is very acidic.

Follow the Edge to the High Nab trig point. On reaching the sandy Long Causeway, turn left to follow this old track to Stanage Pole, marking the southernmost point of Yorkshire. Some of the surrounding rocks have many carved names and dates.

Continue along the rutted bridleway, now showing signs of severe erosion due to off-road bikes and four-wheel drive vehicles. On reaching the road at Redmires Reservoir, turn left with the water on your right. Keep on the road until you are level with the dividing wall between the two reservoirs. Turn left through a gate and follow the 'Easy Going Path' alongside the conduit. Turn right at the second path on the right, descending to a footbridge over Hollow Meadows Brook. Follow the path up to the A57 again. Cross the road to a stile diagonally right and then continue over a series of wall-stiles, heading for Crawshaw Lodge visible ahead. The path ends with a short climb and a stile to the road; here turn left for a two-kilometre walk to the start.

England - North England - Yorkshire - Peak District

Features

Birds, Flowers, Good for Kids, Great Views, Hills or Fells, Lake/Loch, Moor, Mountains, National Trust, Wildlife
15/03/2016 - Eric Davies

Revisited this walk Monday 14 March 2016. Generally very clear with no problems, except to say that the Pole has now disappeared! Great Walk.

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