White & Froggatt 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.

White & Froggatt Edges

This excellent walk provides outstanding views across the Peak District. Paths are good, navigation is straightforward and there’s also a possible extension if time permits (see next page). It’s a good walk for families too, as it isn’t too far and doesn’t have much uphill.

The route starts at a lay-by just down from the Grouse Inn. The walk firstly takes you through fields and a small woodland before you reach White Edge. Fewer people walk up here than the main edges, so hopefully enjoy some solitude as you walk in a southerly direction.

A right turn across the moor brings you to Curbar/Froggatt Edges, with some magnificent views across the Derwent Valley and rocky outcrops of gritstone along the way, as well as a small stone circle. Finally, it’s a stroll through woods before a short walk back up to your car and the Grouse Inn for some well earned refreshments.

Walk Details

Distance – 7km or 4.3 miles

Ascent – 250 metres or 820 feet.

Terrain – Mainly footpaths, sometimes a little rocky underfoot, some road walking, one steeper climb

Getting There

Park (for free) in a lay-by near the Grouse Inn. If it’s full, you may find parking further down the hill, or there is a National Trust car park close by.

The walk is also accessible by bus from Buxton, Bakewell and Sheffield, with stops close to the car park. Click here for more information on bus routes and times.

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