381 Baslow Edge

"No manure Removal" commands the sign on Baslow Edge - this must be the oddest notice in the Peak District, perhaps that's why the climbers we met were wiping their boots so carefully! They were bouldering - very hard, short climbs on the massive gritstone rocks above the edge. Most people wouldn't get off the ground on these athletic problems but, unlike climbers on high routes where risk is part of the attraction, these gymnasts although unroped bring large comfy mattresses to cushion a fall.

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LOCATION: Baslow, 4 miles north-east of Bakewell
START: Baslow car park on A619, just beyond Cavendish Hotel, toilets (Grid reference SK258722)
DISTANCE: 4.5 miles
GRADE: Moderate
TIME: 2.5 hours
MAP: Explorer OL - White Peak
Landranger 119
EN ROUTE: Wellington’s Monument, Eagle Stone, Curbar Gap

This walk was originally published by
The Manchester Evening News

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