Curbar, Baslow & Gardom’s Edges

The Peak District National Park was created in 1951, the first national park in the UK. Walking in the Peak District can be quite varied, with the more gentle limestone dales of the White Peak and the higher, gritstone moors of the Dark Peak, meaning there’s something for everyone.

Curbar, Baslow & Gardom’s Edge

This excellent walk provides a great deal of variety over its length, as well as offering superb views. Starting from Calver, it’s a nice gentle start as you limber up for a climb up to Curbar with an amble alongside the picturesque River Derwent.

The walk turns east and ascends up through woodland to the northern part of Curbar Edge, from where you’ll head south to Baslow Edge. Curbar is popular, and deservedly so, for the views are magnificent along the gritstone edge. After Baslow Edge, it’s a gentle walk across the moor to the A621, before an about turn and wander across to the lesser walked, but equally beautiful, Gardom’s Edge.  Here, there’s plenty of history to discover – more details here.

The route then descends into the valley and up again, with just a lovely descent through fields to the village of Curbar and back down to Calver. We love this walk, we hope you enjoy it too.

Walk Details

Distance – 13.75km or 8.5 miles

Ascent – 400 metres or 1300 feet.

Terrain – Good paths, roads, some rockier sections but nothing too difficult. Two steeper sections.

Getting There

It’s pretty easy by car, with the parking spot just off the main A623 road, adjacent to Calver Primary School. Just near the Bridge Inn pub, turn left/right and park by the school. The parking is at the roadside and is free. If it’s busy, there is parking along the road in Stage 2 of the walk.

The walk is also accessible by bus from Buxton and Bakewell. Click here for more information on bus routes and times.

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