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Walks from Season Six - Stanage Edge

Take a classic trek along the the gritstone cliffs which from Sheffield's moorland edge.

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Walk Info
9 miles (14.5km)
Minimum time
5½ hours
1,150 ft (350m)
Level of difficulty
Excellent paths & tracks
a few stiles
Explorer OL1
Grid SK 232814
Keep on leads
Hathersage Car Park
Public Transport
Northern from Sheffield / Manchester
Several pubs in Hathersage & at the car parks
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Route Directions

  • If you're arriving at Hathersage by train, head up Station Approach and bear right along the B6801 Station Road until you reach the car park.

  • From the car park head up Oddfellows Road to Main Road. Continue up Baulk Lane, which begins on the opposite side of the road by the Hathersage Inn.  The lane climbs steadily north, passing the cricket ground. After the buildings, it becomes an  unsurfaced track.

  • Just short of Cowclose Farm, take the left fork, which is signposted and passes to the right of Brookfield Manor to reach a country lane.

  • Turn right here, then left along a drive to North Lees Hall.  After passing the hall, turn right, climbing some steps that cut the corner to another track. This track spans the green hillside before continuing through some woodland.

  • Use the short cut of the stepped path on the left and head towards a roadside toilet block and mountain rescue post.

  • Turn left along the road for a short while, before turning right on a grassy path heading for the rocks of Stanage Edge.

  • After 200 yards (183metres) a path joins from the nearby car park - and a paved path now climbs through Stanage Plantation before arcing left to the cliff top.

  • Follow the firm edge path to the right (north-westwards) to see the summit of High Neb and Crow Chin.

  • When you reach Crow Chin, where the edge veers north, use the lower path that doubles back beneath the cliffs.  This eventually joins a track from the right, which returns the route to the top of the cliffs.

  • Continue walking towards the south east along the edge to the bouldery east summit (marked on OS maps by a spot height of 457 metres), whose rocks are capped by a trig point made of concrete.

  • The track continues to the road at Upper Burbage Bridge.  Carry on leftwards along the road for about 150 yards (137 metres), then turn right taking the the higher of the two paths which head south to the summit of Higger Tor.

  • From the rocky top, double back in a roughly north of north west direction on a path to the Fiddler's Elbow road.

  • Slightly uphill along the road take the path on the left.  This descends Callow Bank to a walled track leading down to the Dale Bottom road.

  • Follow the road for 300 yards (274metres) to a track on the right that crosses the hillslopes to Toothill Farm.

  • Turn left by the farmhouse on a drive that soon joins a tarred lane taking the route down to Hathersage church and the Roman fort of Camp Green.

  • Turn right down School Lane to reach Main Road, leading into the centre of Hathersage.  Go left down Oddfellows Road to return to the car park.

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Relevant Links

National Rail - Hathersage Station
Station information for Hathersage Railway Station from National Rail Equiries
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