023 White Edge

Big Moor they call it, and from its summit on White Edge, above the well-known escarpments of Froggatt and Curbar, there is indeed a sense of freedom and wide open space. Stretching eastwards lies an unbroken expanse of heather and winter-whitened grass, while westwards the land dips gently over bracken-covered slopes towards the precipitous plunge to the Derwent Valley. Years ago you would have been alone with no other person in sight, for this was a preserved grouse moor, but in 1984 the Peak District National Park became the owners and now, after the CROW Act, the moor is open to everyone.

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LOCATION: Three miles south-east of Hathersage
START: Haywood NT car park near the Grouse Inn on the A625 Grid ref: SK256778 Postcode: S32 2HX

DISTANCE: 6.0 miles
GRADE: Moderate
TIME: 3.5 hours
MAP: Outdoor Leisure - White Peak Landranger 119
EN ROUTE: Big Moor, Hurkling Stone, Guidestone, Stoke Flat Stone Circle, Rock Climbers

This walk was originally published by
The Manchester Evening News

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