788 Froggatt, Curbar and Baslow Edges

Climbers call Chequers Buttress at Froggatt a Hard Very Severe which, for most folk, means impossible. But watching from below you have to marvel at the grace with which they balance up the rock, while below lie millstones dating back to when watermills ground the corn. The walk continues over Curbar and Baslow Edges, all with magnificent views, finishing with a bit of retail therapy and a cuppa at the Derbyshire Craft Centre.

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LOCATION: Twelve miles east of Chapel-en-le-Frith
START: A623 Calver Bridge. Layby near Bridge Inn
Grid ref: SK247744 Postcode: S32 3YP
DISTANCE: 5.5 miles
GRADE: Moderate
TIME: 3.5 hours
MAP: Explorer OL - White Peak Landranger 119
REFRESHMENTS: Bridge Inn, Derbyshire Craft Centre & Chequers Inn
EN ROUTE: Eagle Stone, Wellington’s Monument, Derwent


This walk was originally published by
The Manchester Evening News

   
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