Sunday, 6 October 2013

Baslow Walk

 Baslow Walk 6th October

What a beautiful day! We were so lucky with the weather and had fantastic views all day - a perfect for walking. The earlier start meant we could make the most of the day.

The party of 14 started from the carpark in Baslow, we walked on the outskirts of the Chatsworth Estate up to the Robin Hood Pub. A footpath close by leads onto Birchen Edge to the Nelson Monument (coffee stop with views!) and the  3 rock formations with the names 'Victory', 'Defiance' and the 'Royal Soveriegn' carved into them.  The route  continued onto White Edge - at the trig there were 360 degree views -  many people with binoculars on the edge were watching the deer down below. Lunch was a picnic near the  'Grouse Inn' the turning point of the walk. We returned following great paths along Froggatt Edge (plenty going on here  with many climbers) and Curbar edge to Curbar Gap for a welcome ice cream stop and because the views were so amazing we carried on along the Baslow Edge to Eagle Stone and Wellington's monument before following the lanes back into Baslow.

Mileage - 11.9 miles

Thank you to all who came on the walk - it was a very special day.