Broadbottom and Coombes Edge

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This walk is just on the fringe of the Peak District National Park and includes its most westerly and possibly least known edge. The approach is mainly by pastures and tracks, while the return goes through a very atmospheric wood which would not be easily navigable without the presence of some of the finest footpath signs you could find.

Views from the edge are extensive and take in not just the Peak, but the urban landscape of Manchester and hills to the west. The start for the walk is at an outdoor learning centre and there is a garden centre close by which has a cafe.

England - Central England - Derbyshire - Peak District


Ancient Monument, Birds, Butterflies, Cafe, Church, Flowers, Food Shop, Good for Kids, Great Views, Hills or Fells, Industrial Archaeology, Pub, Public Transport, Restaurant, River, Tea Shop, Toilets, Wildlife, Woodland
6/15/2020 - Simon Worrall

Walked June 2020. Very enjoyable walk with no particular navigation issues. All bridges, signage and stiles as described in the details. The long distance views as you climb beyond waypoint 18 all the way around to WP 27 are great. Towards the end of the walk a short section (WP37 - 38) through Tom's Wood (Woodland Trust managed) is particularly peaceful before you reach the riverbank and onto the road back up to Broadbottom.

2/11/2019 - Vivien Quigley

Please note at point 10/11 the building has been renovated to a pub called Hunters Inn.

7/27/2014 - Vivien Quigley

Just be aware that the pub The Hunter at point 11 is closed and is being refurbed into property.

3/30/2014 - Rosamund Pellow

A thoroughly enjoyable walk. We would just like to point out that one of the bridges at point 37 had collapsed due to the wet winter and was closed! As there was no warning of this earlier we scrambled down the muddy bank and crossed the stream so as not to have to walk all the way back to point 30. The rest of the woods was really muddy and slippery too. At point 30 it is possible to turn left and find the lane on the right that you walked up earlier at point 4.

3/26/2011 - Mark Tate

My family and I did this walk up to the fence (pic 16) and then we turned back! This was due to the fence looking like it was not meant to be climbed over, there was no style and no public right of way sign that we could see, if there is a right of way at this point then more of an effort is required to express this . Mark

6/26/2010 - Adrian Perkins

Our thanks to Philip Ingram & Jim Grindle for updating this walk. June 2010. Adrian (Admin)

6/26/2010 - Philip Ingram

A superb walk all the way with delightful valley bottom stretches to contrast with the upland parts. Stunning views. Without the detailed instructions it would not be an easy route to find. Many thanks to Jim Grindle for introducing me to this area.

12/18/2006 - Walkingworld Administrator

This walk was walked, checked and updated December 2006.

11/1/2006 - Walkingworld Administrator

This walk was updated November 2006.

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