Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Baslow, Froggatt Edge and Fox House

Actually today's walk didn't begin at Baslow; I got off the bus on the moors above the village so as to avoid the tedious climb up to Baslow Edge.

The path from the road led westwards where I soon came across a herd of rather friendly Highland cattle which just wanted to pose for the camera.

It wasn't long until I reached the Wellington Monument - there's a Nelson Monument at the other side of the valley.

From here I could already see the 'Eagle Stone' and it only took me a few minutes to reach it. There's a local legend that states that a young man from Baslow must climb to the top of the rock before he's allowed to marry - I judge it to be about twenty five or thirty foot high.

For the next few miles I walked right along the edge of Curbar Edge and Froggatt Edge, stopping frequently to enjoy the view and take photographs; even splitting my trousers as I clambered over one rock to get the shot I wanted...there are a lot of interesting rocks, cliff faces and boulders along this section.

Finally, a bit of jogging to get back to Fox House in time for the bus.


  1. Hi Lee

    Did you decide against Birchen Edge in the end ? Although I see you passed the Wellington Monument. The previous occasion I passed there I also passed the Eaglestone rock as well, when I think I also took in Curbar and Froggatt Edge (foggy day if I remember right).

  2. It's in the other direction and so didn't go. I can't remember having visited the Nelson Monument so I'll have to plan a future walk which takes it in along the route.

  3. Well I took our route from one of the ones in Country walking magazine, which turned a tad ambigious.

    What you were saying about the weather though, rare for me I had ample walking opportunities over the Xmas period, but couldn't do anything because of the ice.

  4. I have walked that route many times and it never disappoints.

  5. I have just discovered your blog and I look forward to reading more! I grew up in the Peak District, on the southern edge, and I love it!

    Last time I was on Frogatt Edge and I ended up walking barefoot as my shoe broke!


  6. Hello Louise:

    I had a shoe failure at the bottom of Win Hill a couple of years ago...every step was agony.