Birchen Edge

Mark Richards' three well-known walking guides to the Peak District are amongst the most well-thumbed books I have. They are a few years old, but the walks are all good and well researched. The hand drawn maps are clear, detailed and accurate and the text has an easy and informative style. Last Monday, I decided to revisit walk no.8 from White Peak Walks The Northern Dales.
It's been a good while since I walked along Birchen Edge and this route is an easy circular walk that takes in Jack Flat and Gardom's Edge with expansive views throughout. There is plenty of interest and the walk can be extended to include Curbar Edge and more. It makes a very pleasant afternoon out with the bonus that the start and finish are close to the Robin Hood Inn, which just happens to serve some of the best ales and home-cooked food in the Peak!
The monument above commemorates Vice Admiral Horatio Nelson and was erected in 1805.


Phreerunner said…
Agreed, I've only got the 'Northern Dales' volume, but it often comes out when looking for ideas. I am surprised to see that it was written as long ago as 1985.
LotC said…
Yes, time flies. It would be difficult to imagine life without some of my old guidebooks, they're like old and trusted friends.