Longstone Edge - Peak District Walk

Wednesday 14th May 2014

Having come across a link on the internet pushing some cycling routes around Longstone Edge, and under the illusion the quarrying at Backdale had been stopped, I decided to explore some new paths around Longstone Edge.

Start: Moor Lane (SK1998 7299)

Route: Moor Lane - Longstone Edge - High Rake - Taylor Lane - Black Harry Gate - Longstone Moor - Moor Lane

Distance: 4.5 miles     Ascent: 214 metres      Time Taken: 2 hours 40 mins

Terrain: Easy tracks and paths.

Weather: Warm and sunny

Pub Visited: None    Ale Drunk: None

Route Map >>



The view from Longstone Edge.

Monsal Head

Looking right the view extends beyond Monsal Head.

Great Shacklow Wood

Looking across Great Shacklow Wood.

Longstone Edge

Following the road along Longstone Edge.

Backdale Quarry

One of the reasons for choosing this route was because I thought the quarrying had been stopped, but it appears it has been allowed to start up again.

The Edges

Thankfully the view beyond the quarry makes it easier to ignore.

Sir William Hill

Once I turn onto Taylor Lane the views continue to improve, here looking across Rough Side to Sir William Hill.

Taylor Lane

Taylor Lane was a delight to walk along.

The Edges

Looking along the line of Rough Side and Coombs Dale towards the Edges

Taylor Lane

Looking down to the area known as Black Harry Gate, where I forgot to go in search of the old gate.

Wardlow Hay Cop

Wardlow Hay Cop comes into view as I head across the fields towards Longstone Moor.


Drystone walls make for a typical Derbyshire scene.

Eyam Edge

Looking back to Eyam Edge as I approach Longstone Moor.

Longstone Moor

The path across the moor isn't as wet as it could be.

Longstone Moor

Longstone Moor.

Lees Moor Wood

Dropping off the moor and the view extends from Lees Moor Wood to Rabbit Warren.

Longstone Edge

Looking up at Longstone Edge from Moor Lane.


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