Curbar and Froggatt Edge: 6.5 Miles  Moderate

Curbar - Curbar Gap - Curbar Edge - Froggatt Edge - Longshaw Estate - Grindleford - River Derwent - Froggatt Wood - Froggatt - Calver - Curbar

A exhilarating walk over Curbar and Froggatt Edge returning along the beautiful Derwent valley.  Parking is available at Curbar Gap and on a lay-by just outside Curbar. For the best views stick to the edge of the ridge, (children will need to be supervised as there are steep drops along the walk), or you may follow the broader path set back from the edge.

From the lay-by take the path that leads diagonally up to Curbar Gap, follow the footpath on the left to gain access to the edge.   Follow the path along the top of the edge for 2.25 miles before reaching the A625, here turn right crossing the road, and left through a gate into Haywood. Follow the path crossing a stream and up towards the car park here fork left down to a gate.

Go through the gate and continue down to another fork in the path, here turn left and continue down

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through the wood. Soon a stream comes in from
the left continue down the path keeping the stream on your left. Go through a gate and onto a track follow this into Grindleford.  Turn left along the main road and left just before the river bridge onto a footpath across pasture. Follow this path into Horse Hay Coppice and on through Froggatt Wood until reaching the village of Froggatt.

Follow the road to Froggatt Bridge keeping left down a lane, stone steps lead right over a wall and down to the River Derwent. Follow the path along the river to another bridge, here go up the steps and cross the road and back down to the path along the river. Continue alongside the river passing a weir and mill ponds at The Goit until reaching a lane. Turn right along the lane passing the restored Calver Mill, the mill was used in the filming of the television series "Colditz" in the 1970's. Thirsty walkers may take refreshment here in the nearby Bridge Inn before turning left up the steep hill into Curbar. If you have parked at Curbar Gap continue up the hill and bear right across fields back to the car park.

Curbar Edge from Curbar

Curbar Edge Looking North

Curbar from Curbar Edge

Curbar Edge Looking South to Baslow Edge

Curbar Edge

The Derwent Valley from Curbar Edge

Rock Climbers on Curbar Edge

Zooming in on the Rock Climbers

Curbar Edge Looking South

Curbar Edge Looking North

Sheer Rock Face, Curbar Edge

Curbar Edge

Curbar Edge and the Derwent Valley

Weathered Gritstone, Curbar Edge

Fresh Shoots of Bracken, Curbar Edge

Curbar & Baslow Edge

Rock Pinnacle, Curbar Edge

Stoke Flat and Froggatt Edge from Curbar Edge

Stoke Flat and White Edge

Froggatt Edge

Froggatt Edge

Looking Towards Chequers Buttress and Froggatt Pinnacle

Rock Climbers, Froggatt Edge

Looking Towards Froggatt Pinnacle, Froggatt Edge

Valkyrie, Froggatt Pinnacle, Froggatt Edge

Path Through Woods Froggatt Edge

The Haywood, Longshaw Estate

Hay Horse Coppice

Cottage Garden on the River Derwent, Froggatt

River Derwent near Froggatt

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