Stanage Edge, Hathersage, Derbyshire - longest gritstone edge in England
The Peak District covers much of Derbyshire and parts of Staffordshire, Cheshire and Yorkshire. There are numerous interesting towns such as Ashbourne, Bakewell, Buxton, Leek, Matlock and Wirksworth, plus many enchanting villages
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How to get there
the south (and most popular) end of Stanage Edge lies alongside a minor road which runs from Eccleshall in Sheffield via Ringinglow to Hathersage. There is free parking, but at weekends this quickly fills up. The north end lies a 2km walk from the A57 Glossop - Sheffield road at Moscar Top (parking slightly difficult).
By Bus: The 257 bus from Sheffield to Derwent, via Hathersage, passes the south end of Stanage Edge but only operates on summer weekends and Bank Holidays. The 273 Sheffield to Castleton bus or 275 Sheffield to Hathersage passes the north end of Stanage Edge at Moscar Top, but that's the less interesting end of the edge. The other alternative is to take the 271/2 Sheffield to Hathersage bus and alight at Fox House, then walk up the valley below Burbage Edge and turn left at the top to arrive at Stanage - about 30 minutes but a very pleasant walk.
By Train: train from Manchester or Sheffield to Hathersage - then walk (5km) or pick up the 257 bus.
When is it open?
Access land. Open all year, all day.
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