Peak district 9 Edges challenge day
Peak district 9 edges
Climbing on Back Tor
Peak district at sunset
Peak district climbing Curbar
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Peak District 9 Edges Weekend – 3 days


The Peak District Nine Edges Weekend covers 23 miles in the eastern Peak District. You will walk across Derwent, Stanage, Upper Burbage, Lower Burbage, Frogatt, Curbar, Baslow, Gardoms and Birchen Edges over the course of two days. You will also have the opportunity to sample the local lifestyle, cream teas and real ales of the area. Continuous walk time: 9-11 hours which we will tackle over 2 days.

Alternatively, take on the challenge of visiting all nine edges in a day! This makes ideal preparation for the Yorkshire 3 peaks or one of our more demanding overseas treks.

Contact us to join this or suggest your own dates by clicking book now if you are a group of 3 or more people. 

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  • Vacation Style Holiday Type
      Charity Challenge, Peak Challenge
    • Activity Level Challenging - Trip grade 2
    • Group Size Small Group
    All about the Peak District 9 Edges Weekend – 3 days.

    Combine a cream tea with a challenging & stunning Peak District walk.

    Experience a local Sheffield ale in the home of the Full Monty before taking this challenge.

    Gritstone edges, vivid purple heather and amazing skies all await you. We cater for groups of up to 25 people, with 1 guide per 8 challengers.

    We can arrange an extra climbing experience on one or more of the edges on request. The full journey can be done in 6 hours but we will take the relaxed approach and do it over two days.

    Nine Edges Peak challenge over a weekend

    You will start at Fairholmes Visitor Centre by Ladybower Reservoir and finish at the Robin Hood pub in Baslow. We start at 9am at the visitor centre where you will meet your guide, who will take it from there.

    Distance over the 2 days: 38.3 km

    Height Gain: + 1,194 m

    Height Loss: – 1,223 m

    Minimum number: 5  Maximum number: 25

    The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
    What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.

    2 nights accommodation:

    • Two nights accommodation – 3 * Hotel or B&B
    • Breakfast and lunch each day
    • Local transport in the Peak District
    • Qualified guide


    What is not included in this tour?Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
    • Insurance and travel to the Peak District starting point
    • Any meals or transport not included in the itinerary

    NB Transport from Manchester or London airports can be arranged on request at extra cost. We can also forward you transport link information so that you are able to arrive easily.

    Your Kit

    Participants must each carry the following equipment as a minimum. Kit will be checked at the start desk so please allow sufficient time for this.

    • Waterproof jacket and trousers
    • Hat & gloves
    • Warm layers appropriate for the weather conditions but the minimum is a long sleeved fleece
    • Sufficient fluids for the duration of the walk

    1. Day1 Arrive in Hathersage

      Peak District 9 Edges Challenge over a weekend

      Day 1 Arrivals and accommodation in Hathersage or Grindleford according to availability.


    2. Day 2 Derwent and Stanage Edges

      The Edges

      The route begins at Ladybower Reservoir from Fairholmes car park, Bamford, S33 0AQ past Derwent Dam then up to Lost Lad and Back Tor, the start of Derwent Edge. From here you continue on to Stanage Edge, completing the two longest edges first.

      Lady Bower to Stanage 11KM, 7 miles

      Stanage – Lower Burbage edge 11KM, 7 miles

      1. Derwent Edge
      2. Stanage Edge
      3. Upper Burbage Edge

      sunset over ladybower

      Day 2 Transfer to Ladybower lake start point. Up onto Back Tor and along Derwent edge and Stanage edge and along. Walk down to Hathersage or Grindleford dropping down from Stanage to your hotel or B&B.

    3. Day 3 Burbage Edge to Birchen Edge, Baslow & departures

      Stanage edge

      Day 3 Today is a longer day and we set off after breakfast to stride our way back up to the edges heading for Burbage edge, upper or lower with a stop at the Fox House pub. We now head through the Longshaw estate to Froggat edge. We cross a small road section and you may be feeling it in the legs by now! We now climb onto Curbar edge number 6. We can see Baslow and Chatsworth edges in the distance. We cross Curbar gap onto Baslow edge as we head down the hill before the climb up to Gardoms edge – nearly there! This is it edge number 8 before we head down towards robin hood and the final edge Birchens edge. Phew we made it.

      Lower Burbage Edge – Baslow Distance: 6 miles/9 km

      Baslow – Birchens edge 4 miles, 6KM

      Froggatt Edge

      Curbar Edge

      Baslow Edge

      Gardom’s Edge

      Birchen Edge

      Our finishing point is in Baslow at the Robin hood Inn pub.

      Celebratory meal. Your bags will be transported to the finishing point during the day so you will only walk with a day sack.

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    • 3 * Hotel or B & B

    How do I get to the Peak District?

    Put Hathersage in your GPS and you will find the Peakdistrict. We will send you exact meeting instructions on registration.

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