Peak District Walks
Date: 10th August 2008
Distance: 7.6 miles
Ascent: 1053 feet
Time: 3 hours
With: Lisa, Mandy & Mark
Start Grid Ref: SK237837
A brilliant, if windy walk, along Stanage Edge, one of the finest gritstone edges in the Peak District.
Route Summary: Hollin Bank - Green's House - Crow Chin - Stanage End - Stanage Edge (High Neb) - Stanage Edge (South Top) - Hollin Bank
1. Lisa, Mandy & Mark crossing Hood Brook
2. Approaching Stanage Edge
3. Climbers on Crow Chin
4. Win Hill from Stanage End
5. Stanage End
6. Looking over the edge
7. Looking back at the trig point on High Neb
8. Stanage Edge looking south
9. Stanage Edge looking north
10. Lisa and Mandy walking along Stanage Edge
11. Approaching the trig point on the south end of Stanage Edge
12. The trig on the south end of Stanage Edge
Walk Detail: This was my first walk in the Peak District for over two years and it proved to be just as enjoyable as my previous outing on Derwent Edge.
It was a really bright and breezy day with great visibility though once on the edge itself the wind did give us all a real old buffeting. The strong winds also meant that water from the many streamlets that run off the edge was blown back up in the air, this was first time I've come across this on a walk and very entertaining it was too as each stream we crossed invariably meant we got briefly wet.
Other than the wind it was another very easy walk with fantastic views. I always like walking when the heather has turned purple especially when it contrasts so well with the lush green bracken and the gritstone edges.