Chatsworth to Grindleford

Curbar Edge
Baslow, Curbar and Froggatt Edges tower above the east bank of the River Derwent, providing challenging routes for climbers and fantastic views for walkers (Photo: Louise Jarman).

Summary

From Edensor, the route crosses the Derwent and passes Chatsworth House by the car park. It climbs up to the Hunting Tower, which can be rented as holiday accommodation. A forest track leads to a stile giving access to Dobb Edge. A well used path leads along the edge before a descent to the A619 near the Robin Hood Inn. Cross the road to follow the path below Gardom’s Edge. Another main road, the A621, is crossed before the route heads steeply uphill to reach Wellington’s Monument. Now your way lies along the spectacular edges above Baslow, Curbar and Froggat to reach the A625. For the best views walk along the edges themselves instead of the main path. Finally, a descent through Hay Wood leads to Nether Padley and Grindleford Railway Station. There is no direct bus service back to Edensor. You will need to travel via Bakewell.

Route details on OS Maps

Statistics

  • Length: 8 miles (13 km)
  • Ascent: 1400 feet (427 m)
  • Lowest Point: 358 feet (109 m)
  • Highest Point: 1119 feet (341 m)
  • Approximate walking time (excluding stops): 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Refreshments: Edensor, Chatsworth, Robin Hood, Grindleford
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