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The Eastern Edges
Introduction to Walk 2231

Photo from the walk - The Eastern Edges

Nat Park - Peak District - Black Hill Dovestone

County/Area - South Yorkshire & Derbyshire

Author - Jake Robertson

Length - 25.0 miles / 40.6 km

Ascent - 4000 feet / 1212 metres

Time - 16 hours 30 minutes

Grade - hard

A challenging Peak District walk that follows the gritstone edges in the Eastern part of the National Park. The walk includes Derwent, Howden, Stanage, Birchen and many more. Remember this a tough walk and you should be well prepared. A GPS File is available for download (see walk description).


 

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It is recommended you take a map. The preferred scale is 1:25k.

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Length - 11.0 miles / 17.9 km
Walk 2826
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Walk 2726
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Penistone Circular from Scout Dike Reservoir
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Walk 2328
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Length - 6.0 miles / 9.8 km
Walk 2238
4.6 miles / 7.3 km away
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Grade - easy/mod
Length - 8.6 miles / 14 km
Walk 1522
4.9 miles / 7.9 km away
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Length - 11.0 miles / 17.9 km
Walk 1687
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Grade - moderate
Length - 12.4 miles / 20.2 km
Walk 3049
5.0 miles / 8.0 km away
Bleaklow Stones from King's Tree, Derwent Valley
Grade - mod/hard
Length - 12.0 miles / 19.5 km

Note : The distances quoted to other walks in the vicinity are measured in a straight line. The distance by road may be further.

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