Stanage Edge

Another foray into the Peak District took us to Stanage Edge, a gritstone escarpment near the village of Hathersage and mecca for local climbers. Wondering why the car park was empty, we headed through the Stanage Plantation and up to the rock face to be greeted with some house sized boulders and a climb to the top.

A somewhat lonely hike lead us northwest towards the ‘Crow Chin’ which forms the border between the High Peak of Derbyshire and Sheffield in South Yorkshire. Fantastic views across the Hope Valley kept our eyes wandering left and the return hike towards Cowper Stone revealed even more impressive scenery.