Baslow Edge Friday 22nd September 2017

An early start saw me stood on Curbar Edge before sunrise and after shooting some images of the sunrise and the clouds rolling over Baslow Edge I returned to the car park to swap bags before the start of my walk. Not used to such an early start I was surprised by how many people I saw heading along the edge for a walk at 7:30 in the morning, although as I set out in the opposite direction I only passed one other person until I was back on Curbar Edge.

Start: Curbar Gap car park (SK 2616 7468)

Route:

Curbar Gap car park - Baslow Edge - Wellington Monument - Jack Flat - Swine Sty - White Edge - White Edge Trig (TP) - Stoke Flat - Curbar Edge - Curbar Gap car park

Distance: 4.75 miles     Ascent: 157 metres      Time Taken: 2 hrs 50 mins 

Terrain: Easy paths but very boggy across the moors.

Weather: Warm and sunny

Pub Visited: None    Ale Drunk: None

Route Map >>

 

Baslow Edge

As I stood on Curbar Edge waiting for the sun to come up I was treated to the sight of clouds rolling across Baslow Edge.

Baslow Edge

It was a case of keeping one eye on what was happening on Balsow Edge and the other on ……..

White Edge

…….. the sun which was coming up across the moor.

White Edge

This is the first time I have actually seen a sunrise, every other time I have headed out to photograph one the sky has been clouded over.

Baslow Edge

A final shot of the clouds rolling over Baslow Edge before I head back to the car park to swap bags and head out for a short walk.

Curbar Edge

From Baslow Edge I get a good look at the inversion covering the Derwent Valley.

Baslow Edge

Given the conditions I opt to walk along the edge path rather than the path next to the wall.

Curbar Edge

There are frequent stops to watch the movement of the inversion.

Derwent Valley

There is no sign of Chatsworth as I look down the valley.

Derwent Valley

I had planned on breakfast at the Wellington Monument but with conditions like this I have my breakfast watching the clouds rolling up and down the sides of Baslow Edge.

Derwent Valley

No need to rush my breakfast today.

Curbar Edge

What did surprise me was the number of people I saw setting out along Curbar Edge, even though it was barely eight o'clock.

Longstone Edge

Across the valley Longstone Edge is starting to appear.

Gardom's Edge

The mist is still hanging around the top of Gardom's Edge.

Longstone Edge

As I reach the end of Baslow Edge there are signs that the clouds are starting to be burnt off.

Bar Road

Although Baslow is still hidden from view.

Eagle Stone

Thankfully my route across the moor and onto White Edge is nice and clear.

Wellington Monument

All is quiet at the Wellington Monument.

Jack Flat

My route should follow the path across Jack Flat.

The cows on here don’t normally bother me but one in particular wasn't too happy to see me so it was a case of diverting off the path into the lovely wet heather and ferns to avoid agitating it any more than I could help.

Companion Stone

By the time I reached the Companion Stone I had rather
wet trousers, but at least they dried quickly in the sun.

Jack Flat

The Companion Stone and the original stoop on Jack Flat.

Swine Sty

Heading across the moor towards Swine Sty and White Edge.

White Edge

As I crossed the moor it started to get much warmer and it was time to remove a layer of clothing.

Jack Flat

Looking back towards Jack Flat as I round Swine Sty.

Curbar Edge

Curbar Edge from White Edge.

Win Hill

As I approach the trig on White Edge Win Hill comes into view.

White Edge's trig

So far since saying hello to one person on Baslow Edge I haven't seen another person.

White Edge's trig

Looking back towards Jack Flat and the Derwent Valley from the trig.

Higger Tor

Higger Tor as I drop off White Edge to follow the concessionary path across the moor.

Win Hill

As I cross the moor I can see more of the Derwent and Hope Valleys appearing from beneath the clouds.

Froggatt Edge

It was very muddy crossing this way and by the time I reached Froggatt Edge my feet were starting to get damp.

White Edge

It's an easy enough path to follow, even if it does involve a lot of bog hopping.

Stoke Flat

As I climb onto Curbar Edge a couple I am talking to spot a stag on Stoke Flat. He is pretty much in the centre of the shot.

Froggatt Edge

Looking back along Froggatt Edge and across to Eyam Moor.

Derwent Valley

Since I was last on here the view has certainly altered.

Pinnacle Rock

There were quite a few cows on Curbar Edge and they certainly weren't bothered by the people around them or the fact they were close to the edge.

Baslow Edge

More or less back where I was a few hours ago, looking across to Baslow Edge from Curbar Edge.

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