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This is a pleasant, short walk at Millstone Edge, in the Dark Peak area of the Peak District, near to the border between South Yorkshire and Derbyshire.

Find out about the area's natural resources, it's quarrying past and see some wonderful views...

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Walk Info
3 miles (5km)
Minimum time
ft (m)
Level of difficulty
Public footpaths
gates /  stile

OS Explorer OL
Keep on leads
Pay & Display Car Park
Public Transport

Distance/time           3 miles (5km)
Minimum time         2 ½ hours
Ascent/gradient        ft (481m)
Grade/Paths       Medium - public                 footpaths with steep climbs -
                          2 gates / 1 stile
OS Map  Explorer OL1 (Grid SK 122856)
Dogs?                       On leads
Parking                     Edale pay Car Park
Public Transport        Bus - 200 & 260
Northern Rail from Sheffield/Manchester

                                 In Edale village only

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Route Directions

  • Park along the A6187, or arrive on public transport.

  • Cross over the road, and head up the footpath.

  • Walk past the first quarries on the right.

  • If you want the challenging route, head towards the second quarries, and scramble up the walkway towards the top.

  • If you want the easier way, follow the path round and it will take you higher.

  • Once at the top, simply follow the path back round to meet the A6187, past the Foxhouses Inn, and back to your start.

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Peak District National Park
More information about millstone and gritstone quarrying from the Peak District National Park

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