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Winter Warmer Four Edges Guided Walk

A lovely winter walk as part of a small group, this classic hike includes Baslow, White, Curbar and Froggatt Edges. It’s a favourite, with far reaching views – not to be missed!

  • Distance: 9 miles/14.5km.
  • Ascent: 1312ft/ 480m of ascent.
  • Difficulty: Moderate.
  • Great For: New and experienced hill walkers wanting a new year’s breath of fresh air!
  • Approx Timings: 0915 – 1500. Final confirmation when you book.
  • Start/Finish: Nether End Car Park, Church Lane, Baslow, DE45 1SR.
  • Location Map >

£40.00

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Description

From the village of Baslow we ascend via minor roads and tracks to Baslow Edge and follow a moorland path to view Wellington’s Monument and the impressive rock feature, Eagle Stone. There are fine moorland views of the surrounding area. We then ascend to White Edge which is a nature reserve and the highest point of our walk at over 1200 ft / 366m.  After descending to the Grouse Inn we complete our walk with a traverse of Froggatt and Curbar Edges.  These majestic escarpments provide us with stunning views, amazing rock architecture and (weather permitting) the chance to see winter climbers clinging to the rock face!  The walk is an excellent introduction to this area and perfect for a winter’s day.

Additional information

The Walk

From the village of Baslow we ascend via minor roads and tracks to Baslow Edge and follow a moorland path to view Wellington’s Monument and the impressive rock feature, Eagle Stone. There are fine moorland views of the surrounding area. We then ascend to White Edge which is a nature reserve and the highest point of our walk at over 1200 ft / 366m.  After descending to the Grouse Inn we complete our walk with a traverse of Froggatt and Curbar Edges.  These majestic escarpments provide us with stunning views, amazing rock architecture and (weather permitting) the chance to see winter climbers clinging to the rock face!  The walk is an excellent introduction to this area and perfect for a winter’s day.

Walk Date

Thursday 24 November 2024

What’s included?

Included
  • Qualified Mountain Leader or Hill and Moorland Leader with Outdoor First Aid Qualifications.
  • Guiding throughout the day with briefing advice and support to ensure your safety.
  • Narrative on local points of interest, wildlife, geology, history and culture.
  • Optional photography of your day which can be shared with you.
  • The option of a free, return lift from a station or bus stop to the start of your walk to encourage sustainable travel. We can only arrange this if we have spare space in our vehicle and the pick-up point is reasonably close to your walk. Ask us when you book.
Not Included:
  • Parking or transport costs associated with your walk.
  • Essential walking kit or food.
  • Navigation equipment and maps for Navigation Courses (we will help if we have spares).

What to Bring

Here’s an Essential Kit Kist for all our walks >

Meeting and Parking

We meet at the entrance to the Nether End Car Park, Church Lane, Baslow, DE45 1SR.  The car park is a ‘Pay & Display’ and (currently) costs £6.20 per day. You can use the pay by phone app to pay for your parking.

There are public toilets at the car park.

Please see a Google Map showing the location of Nether End Car Park here.

You might also be able to find free roadside car parking on nearby Eaton Hill.

Coming by Bus or Train?
We’re keen to support public transport use and reduce emissions. If you’re arriving reasonably nearby we’ll give you a free lift.  Just ask us when you book.

Facilities

Baslow is a picturesque Peak District Village within walking distance of the famous Chatsworth House.  The Village has a hotel, pubs, restaurants and cafes and is less than 15 minutes drive from the historic town of Bakewell.

There are public toilets at Nether End Car Park in the center of Baslow where you park for this walk.

See a Map of the local area  here.

Walk Difficulty

This is a Moderate Walk.  Here is our walk difficulty guide >

FAQs

We have created a separate page of the most frequently asked questions here >

Accommodation

Click here to see a Google map of accommodation near this walks start.

We have also created a page of Peak District accommodation we recommend here >

Respect, Protect and Enjoy!

We all want to respect, protect and enjoy the fragile upland environments where we walk, so that they can be enjoyed by generations to come.  Following The Countryside Code really helps…

Respect:
  • Be considerate to those living in, working in and enjoying the countryside
  • Leave gates and property as you find them
  • Do not block access to gateways or driveways when parking
  • Be nice, say hello, share the space
  • Follow local signs and keep to marked paths unless wider access is available
Protect:
  • Take your litter home – leave no trace of your visit
  • Do not light fires and only have BBQs where signs say you can
  • Always keep dogs under control and in sight
  • Dog poo – bag it and bin it – any public waste bin will do
  • Care for nature – do not cause damage or disturbance
Enjoy:
  • Check your route and local conditions
  • Plan your adventure – know what to expect and what you can do
  • Enjoy your visit, have fun, make a memory
Want to know more?
  • Sustainability – our actions and fund raising to support the local environment, communities and economy.
  • Contact Us – ask a question or make a suggestion.